How much does a Lead Animator make?

Updated Nov. 30, 2021
$90,126 /yr
Average Base Pay

29 salaries

$67K

Low

$90K

Average

$122K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Lead Animator is $90,126 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Lead Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 29 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Animator employees.

Seniority Levels

L4
Lead Animator$90,126 /yr
L5
Senior Lead Animator$62,307 /yr
L7
Career Path

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Bardel Entertainment
4.5

Bardel Entertainment

Lead Animator - Contractor

$82,362

 /yr
Range: $78K - $92K
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$78K

$92K

$78,026 - $92,180 Range

Bardel Entertainment
4.5

Bardel Entertainment

Lead Animator

$77,249

 /yr
Range: $68K - $84K

$68K

$84K

$68,391 - $84,045 Range

Mainframe Studios
4.2

Mainframe Studios

Lead Animator - Contractor

$83,605

 /yr
Range: $64K - $87K

$64K

$87K

$64,485 - $86,504 Range

ICON Creative Studio
3.6

ICON Creative Studio

Lead Animator - Contractor

$87,000

 /yr
Range: $78K - $88K

$78K

$88K

$77,714 - $88,076 Range

ICON Creative Studio
3.6

ICON Creative Studio

Lead Animator

$83,866

 /yr
Range: $78K - $89K

$78K

$89K

$78,280 - $89,303 Range

BioWare
3.7

BioWare

Lead Animator

$101,042

 /yr
Range: $99K - $125K

$99K

$125K

$98,504 - $125,025 Range

Reel FX
3.5

Reel FX

Lead Animator
About 

$95K -$134K

$95K

$134K

$94,967 - $133,696 Range

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MPC
3.7

MPC

Lead Animator
About 

$63K -$67K

$63K

$67K

$62,980 - $67,356 Range

WildBrain
4

WildBrain

Lead Animator - Contractor
About 

$66K -$72K

$66K

$72K

$66,447 - $71,961 Range

Mr X
3.4

Mr X

Lead Animator - Contractor
About 

$86K -$92K

$86K

$92K

$85,761 - $91,969 Range

Mr X
3.4

Mr X

Lead Animator
About 

$52K -$56K

$52K

$56K

$52,034 - $56,398 Range

Mainframe Studios
4.2

Mainframe Studios

Lead Animator
About 

$77K -$84K

$77K

$84K

$76,977 - $84,336 Range

Eidos Montreal
4.1

Eidos Montreal

Lead Animator
About 

$94K -$104K

$94K

$104K

$94,370 - $103,853 Range

Atomic Cartoons
4.8

Atomic Cartoons

Lead Animator - Hourly Contractor
About 

$31 -$33

 hourly

$31

$33

$31 - $33 Range

Guru Studio
4.2

Guru Studio

Lead Animator - Hourly
About 

$37 -$40

 hourly

$37

$40

$37 - $40 Range

Guru Studio
4.2

Guru Studio

Lead Animator - Contractor
About 

$80K -$87K

$80K

$87K

$80,248 - $87,483 Range

Capcom
2.8

Capcom

Lead Animator
About 

$116K -$127K

$116K

$127K

$115,780 - $127,081 Range

Pixomondo
3.7

Pixomondo

Lead Animator - Hourly
About 

$55 -$60

 hourly

$55

$60

$55 - $60 Range

Mercury Filmworks
3.9

Mercury Filmworks

Lead Animator
About 

$61K -$67K

$61K

$67K

$61,473 - $66,711 Range

Snowball Studios
3.4

Snowball Studios

Lead Animator
About 

$116K -$124K

$116K

$124K

$115,689 - $123,912 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lead Animator salaries

The national average salary for a Lead Animator is $90,126 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Lead Animator salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 29 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Animator employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Animator in Canada is $121,641 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Animator in Canada is $66,776 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

$7,000
monthly
A Lead FX Artist in the Vancouver Area area reported making $7,000 per month
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A 3D Lead Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$75,000
per year
A Lead Animator Leader in the Vancouver Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Temporary
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$5,624
monthly
An Animation Lead in the Vancouver Area area reported making $5,624 per month
Job Highlights
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$88,371
per year
A Lead Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $88,371 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$120,759
per year
A 3D Lead Animator in the Montreal Area area reported making $120,759 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$40
hourly
A 3D Lead Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$81,019
per year
A Lead Animator in the Vancouver Area area reported making $81,019 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
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