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Find out how to become an animator and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Animator is $55,600 - 82,200 annually


Animators create two or three dimensional animations for multi media channels. These include video games, television, movies and other online media. Employment for animators to 2019 is expected to experience very strong growth. Employment in this very large occupation (59,200 in 2017) grew strongly over the last 5 years.

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Key skills

Animators work with clients to determine design briefs and see concepts through from design sketch to post production. They may work with a range of different media and software.

  • Discussing design objectives with clients and other stakeholders
  • Investigating requirements regarding communication, functionality and constraints, and communicating these to clients
  • Demonstrating initial concept ideas via sketches, figures and outlines
  • Discussing design concepts and solutions with stakeholders throughout the creative process
  • Recommending and using suitable resources and channels for each step of the project
  • Reviewing and archiving design material for clients

Quick facts

Working as an animator gives you the opportunity to exercise your communication skills whilst making the most of your creative flair and abilities.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; information media and telecommunications, and other industries
  • Average qualification level
    38.8% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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