Category Archives: Careers & Money

Festivus Facelift

The (British) animation forum and employment agency, Festivus, have updated their website to reflect changes in the organisation.
The expanded job board and information section is now called AnimationBase, while the social and networking activities remains under the Festivus name.

banner on the animationbase site

The link for AnimationBase is here, and the Festivus Facebook group is here.

It’s easy to register, and the Festivus gatherings (normally in central London) are very useful for networking and getting to know the people and the gossip in the animation business. Take loads of business cards with you!

Animator’s Pay Packets On The Up

Recent surveys of animator’s salaries in the U.S. show healthy recent rises, despite the gloom of recession.

… Latest salary information figures as published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the salary for animators in the country today is between $50,000 and $100,000. In reality, there are a few professions today that are offering such a huge average salary.

The salary data statistics also reveal that the average salary today stands at $56,330. While the starting wages are $31,570, those offered to the most senior people often exceed $100,000 a year. The salary chart also discloses the growing trend of many animators working on a freelance contract basis. In fact, some of the most experienced and highly skilled workers are now opting to go on freelance contracts, rather than working on a full-time contract.

Read the whole Webwire article here, and here’s a link to AnimationSalaryData.com

Get better and get earning!

All the best,

Michael