Animator Career Path

Are you thinking of becoming an Animator or already started your career and planning the next step? Learn how to become an Animator, what skills you need to succeed, how to advance your career and get promoted, and what levels of pay to expect at each step on your career path. Explore new Animator job openings and options for career transitions into related roles.

Seniority Levels

L2

Animator

Alias: Freelance Animator
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2 - 4Years of Experience
£32,188Avg. Annual Salary
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26% advanced to

L3

Senior Animator

Alias: Animator Supervisor
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2 - 4Years of Experience
£46,195Avg. Annual Salary
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L4

Lead Animator

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5 - 7Years of Experience
£60,784Avg. Annual Salary
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Salary Trajectory

Animator Career Path

£70K
£58K
£45K
£33K
£20K
L2
L4
L7
Seniority Levels
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Important Skill Sets for the Animator Career Path

Maya
Illustration
Zbrush
Autodesk 3ds Max

Animator Career Transitions

Your skills as an animator can prepare you to transition into related roles, such as concept artist or technical artist, which could open up different career paths for you. Below are the most common animator career transitions, along with typical salaries and skill requirements.