Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

27-1014 Multimedia Artists and Animators

Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
26,560 4.6 % $30.50 $63,440 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.27 $21.16 $28.13 $37.44 $48.00
Annual Wage (2) $33,840 $44,020 $58,510 $77,870 $99,830


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,200 2.03 $34.80 $72,380
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,130 0.77 $28.32 $58,910
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 3,070 0.21 $28.62 $59,520
Software Publishers 3,020 1.19 $32.84 $68,310
Specialized Design Services 1,250 1.10 $28.42 $59,120

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,200 2.03 $34.80 $72,380
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers 870 1.91 $32.10 $66,770
Software Publishers 3,020 1.19 $32.84 $68,310
Specialized Design Services 1,250 1.10 $28.42 $59,120
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 3,130 0.77 $28.32 $58,910

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Motion Picture and Video Industries 7,200 2.03 $34.80 $72,380
Other Information Services 740 0.54 $33.78 $70,250
Technical and Trade Schools 150 0.10 $33.05 $68,730
Software Publishers 3,020 1.19 $32.84 $68,310
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 110 0.02 $32.61 $67,830


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,440 0.60 2.89 $35.84 $74,560
New York 2,980 0.36 1.71 $31.90 $66,340
Washington 2,090 0.78 3.72 $29.93 $62,250
Texas 1,530 0.15 0.73 $27.76 $57,740
Illinois 970 0.18 0.84 $28.52 $59,310




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 2,090 0.78 3.72 $29.93 $62,250
California 8,440 0.60 2.89 $35.84 $74,560
Hawaii 210 0.37 1.76 $24.67 $51,310
New York 2,980 0.36 1.71 $31.90 $66,340
Minnesota 770 0.30 1.43 $24.60 $51,160




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 8,440 0.60 2.89 $35.84 $74,560
New York 2,980 0.36 1.71 $31.90 $66,340
Oregon 380 0.24 1.16 $30.14 $62,690
District of Columbia 90 0.15 0.71 $30.13 $62,670
Connecticut 310 0.19 0.91 $30.00 $62,410

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.17 5.59 $36.98 $76,920
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.48 2.32 $32.73 $68,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.44 6.88 $30.10 $62,600
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 1.80 8.59 $35.29 $73,400
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.22 1.03 $30.22 $62,850
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 660 0.40 1.90 $29.14 $60,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 640 0.32 1.52 $31.43 $65,370
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 630 0.38 1.79 $25.62 $53,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 580 0.26 1.26 $26.22 $54,530
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.65 3.12 $39.12 $81,360




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 1.80 8.59 $35.29 $73,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,930 1.44 6.88 $30.10 $62,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.17 5.59 $36.98 $76,920
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.65 3.12 $39.12 $81,360
Durham, NC 140 0.52 2.48 $28.50 $59,280
Honolulu, HI 210 0.49 2.35 $24.22 $50,370
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.48 2.32 $32.73 $68,090
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 230 0.42 2.00 $30.27 $62,960
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 220 0.40 1.92 $25.65 $53,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 660 0.40 1.90 $29.14 $60,600




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 560 0.65 3.12 $39.12 $81,360
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,460 1.17 5.59 $36.98 $76,920
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 280 0.30 1.41 $35.67 $74,190
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 1,700 1.80 8.59 $35.29 $73,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 510 0.37 1.77 $34.38 $71,510
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA (8) (8) (8) $32.78 $68,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.48 2.32 $32.73 $68,090
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $32.50 $67,610
Columbus, OH 160 0.18 0.86 $32.24 $67,060
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR (8) (8) (8) $31.83 $66,210


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011