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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), multimedia artists and animators earned median annual salaries of $65,300 in May 2016. Salaries ranged from less than $38,520 to $115,960 or more. The DOL reports the following median annual earnings for multimedia artists and animators by the top five employers: travel arrangement and reservation services, $84,880; other information services, $80,980; software publishers, $77,870; industrial machinery manufacturing, $75,900; and motion picture and video industries, $75,630. In March 2016, reported the average salary for animators employed in the United States was $70,000.

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