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how much do animators get paid?

I'm asking this Q cus well I'm doin a resreach paper on anime and I just wanna know how much animators get paid for every hour? soooooooooooo dose any one know? Please help thier going to kill me if I don't get this done!:( :eek:

Animators aren't paid by the hour. They're paid by how much footage they complete. The studio says "You must produce 2 minutes of work every week in order to earn your $600 for that week (or whatever the salary may be)." That's pretty much the way it is at every studio all over the world. Yes, even in Japan.

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thanks.Wo that kindda stucks being paid $600 a week I guess but thank u!:D

Considering where I'm from you'd haveta work 95 hours a week at McDonald's to make $600, I'm happy to be in the animation industry! Plus, y'know, the perks of not working around boiling grease all day.

hey not all positions at mc dicks work around grease all day:mad: i work there i should kno and enyways mc dicks is a good place to work when u r just getin into the workin world:p

pay for vfx artist in india

what is the average salary of vfx artist in animation industry.why india can't produce vfx like hollywood ...whats tha major problem there...is it financial problem,or lack of software knowledge..if so, which softwares are there which r not being used by indian bollywood industry
and in india how much is pay for vfx artist,anyone 'ving any idea...??

First of all, Haredevil_Hare is unfortunately incorrect. The Animation Guild, which has contracts for animators at Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., etc., has hourly contracts for all animators. Many other large animation studios also follow this model (hourly wages).

Average salaries for visual effects depend on the position, the location of the artist (Los Angeles, London, and San Francisco pay more than Texas and Spain), and the studio.

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Going to resurrect this thread to say that Jason Scott is incorrect himself.
Animation Guild pay rates only apply to the Los Angeles area, not the rest of North America.
Animators in the "rest of the world" either work on a salary basis ( that is per week) , a footage rate, or per scene. Hourly rates are almost unheard of outside of the LA animation unions, simply because the amount of man-hours that go into animation make covering that time in almost absurd.
Yeah, the union brokers a nice limit on hours and sets pay for those folks in LA, but that's JUST in LA.
In Vancouver, I know of NO-ONE that gets an hourly rate for animation, have never heard of that in my years in the biz there. Salaries, yes, footage rates were very common..........but hourly rates.........nope, never heard of 'em happening in Van.
So Haredevil IS, indeed, correct in his assertion.

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I find it amusing that an almost-5-year old thread received a reply, but I meant to specifically address that Haredevil_Hare was incorrect in stating, "That's pretty much the way it is at every studio all over the world. Yes, even in Japan."

I completely agree that many places pay by footage, but I was just pointing out that it is not how every place pays. Even you state that many places by salary, which I also agree with.

My apologies if my reply sounded like the hourly-rate method was how all animators were paid.

Thanks, Ken. I'm glad you have my back whether there's a 5 year gap or not. ;)

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Thanks, Ken. I'm glad you have my back whether there's a 5 year gap or not. ;)

Heh, I've been browsing the forums by clicking on the "current users" link and this topic is one that has come up consistently. I thought the answers herein were incomplete and thus worth reviving.
After all, if a lot of people are referencing the thread then its got some "value" and so might as well make it truly valuable with better, clearer answers from all concerned.

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In the USA it varies a great deal, I think in LA you will get highest paid. Everywhere else expect hourly and not too high due to the economy

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