How much does a Character Animator make?

Updated Sep. 19, 2021
$68,645 /yr
Average Base Pay

11 salaries

$48K

Low

$69K

Average

$99K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Character Animator make? The national average salary for a Character Animator is $68,645 in Canada. Filter by location to see Character Animator salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 11 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Character Animator employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Animator$58,316 /yr
L3
Senior Animator$81,614 /yr
L4
Lead Animator$90,126 /yr
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$56,805

per year

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$57,083

per year

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$57,083

per year

3D Animator

$58,826

per year

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Imageworks
3.9

Imageworks

Character Animator - Contractor

$87,479

 /yr
Range: $66K - $112K
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$66K

$112K

$65,657 - $111,875 Range

Imageworks
3.9

Imageworks

Character Animator

$92,423

 /yr
Range: $89K - $96K

$89K

$96K

$89,072 - $95,540 Range

George Brown College
4.3

George Brown College

Character Animator - Hourly
About 

$14 -$15

 hourly

$14

$15

$14 - $15 Range

MPC
3.7

MPC

Character Animator
About 

$46K -$50K

$46K

$50K

$45,681 - $49,761 Range

DNEG
3.8

DNEG

Character Animator
About 

$74K -$80K

$74K

$80K

$73,655 - $79,665 Range

Tangent Animation
4.6

Tangent Animation

Character Animator
About 

$80K -$86K

$80K

$86K

$79,898 - $86,285 Range

Walt Disney Company
4

Walt Disney Company

Character Animator - Monthly
About 

₹70K -₹76K

₹70K

₹76K

₹70,133 - ₹76,255 Range

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Titmouse
3.6

Titmouse

Character Animator - Hourly
About 

$27 -$30

 hourly

$27

$30

$27 - $30 Range

9 Story Media Group
4.1

9 Story Media Group

Character Animator
About 

$63K -$68K

$63K

$68K

$63,231 - $67,866 Range

Nelvana
3.8

Nelvana

Character Animator - Contractor
About 

$46K -$49K

$46K

$49K

$45,598 - $49,423 Range

Mikros Animation

Character Animator - Contractor
About 

$95K -$102K

$95K

$102K

$94,934 - $102,019 Range

3.2

Copernicus Studios

Character Animator - Monthly Contractor
About 

$3K -$3K

$3K

$3K

$2,753 - $3,006 Range

Pipeline Studios
4.2

Pipeline Studios

Character Animator - Hourly Contractor
About 

$23 -$25

 hourly

$23

$25

$23 - $25 Range

4

Yeti Farm Creative

Character Animator
About 

$50K -$54K

$50K

$54K

$50,118 - $54,283 Range

Improbable
4.3

Improbable

Character Animator
About 

$173K -$188K

$173K

$188K

$172,782 - $187,651 Range

Fiddlers Elbow CC
4.2

Fiddlers Elbow CC

Character Animator
About 

$62K -$67K

$62K

$67K

$62,297 - $67,262 Range

Mad Snow Studios

Character Animator - Monthly
About 

$2K -$2K

$2K

$2K

$2,031 - $2,221 Range

3

March Entertainment

Character Animator - Contractor
About 

$50K -$54K

$50K

$54K

$49,555 - $53,855 Range

Animation Portfolio Workshop

Character Animator - Hourly
About 

$16 -$17

 hourly

$16

$17

$16 - $17 Range

Imageworks
3.9

Imageworks

Digital Character Animator, Intermediate - Contractor

$85,780

 /yr
Range: $85K - $87K

$85K

$87K

$84,559 - $86,654 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Character Animator salaries

The national average salary for a Character Animator is $68,645 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Character Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 11 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Character Animator employees.

The highest salary for a Character Animator in Canada is $98,978 per year.

The lowest salary for a Character Animator in Canada is $47,608 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent character animator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$81,949
per year
A FX Artist in the Montreal Area area reported making $81,949 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$48,000
per year
A Cinematic Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $48,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1k cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$85,000
per year
A 3D Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$24
hourly
A 3D Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $24 per hour
Job Highlights
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$55,000
per year
A FX Artist in the Montreal Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
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