A person working as a Cartoonist / Animator in Australia typically earns around 84,600 AUD per year. Salaries range from 41,400 AUD (lowest) to 132,000 AUD (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Cartoonist / Animator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Cartoonist / Animator salaries in Australia range from 41,400 AUD per year (minimum salary) to 132,000 AUD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 86,300 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Cartoonist / Animator(s) are earning less than 86,300 AUD while the other half are earning more than 86,300 AUD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Cartoonist / Animator(s) are earning less than 57,500 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 57,500 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Cartoonist / Animator(s) are earning less than 111,000 AUD while 25% are earning more than 111,000 AUD.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Cartoonist / Animator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Cartoonist / Animator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 49,100 AUD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 63,200 AUD per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 87,100 AUD per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Cartoonist / Animator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 108,000 AUD per year, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 116,000 AUD per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 123,000 AUD per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Cartoonist / Animator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Cartoonist / Animator is 63,200 AUD per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 90,300 AUD per year, 43% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 125,000 AUD per year, 38% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+43%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Cartoonist / Animator employees in Australia earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Cartoonist / Animator(s) in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Australia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Cartoonist / Animator is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Cartoonist / Animator is 1% more than that of Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment. Also, Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|3D Artist||85,100 AUD||+1%|
|3D Designer||78,400 AUD||-7%|
|3D Generalist||69,000 AUD||-18%|
|3D Visualization Specialist||85,000 AUD||+1%|
|Acrobatic Rigger||57,800 AUD||-32%|
|Associate Media Director||91,400 AUD||+8%|
|Associate Producer||122,000 AUD||+44%|
|Broadcast Associate||61,700 AUD||-27%|
|Broadcast News Analyst||88,100 AUD||+4%|
|Broadcast Technician||53,700 AUD||-36%|
|Broadcasting Journalist||108,000 AUD||+28%|
|Broadcasting Presenter||115,000 AUD||+36%|
|Camera Equipment Repairer||61,000 AUD||-28%|
|Cartoonist / Animator||84,600 AUD||+0%|
|CAS Engineer||93,700 AUD||+11%|
|Censorship Executive||99,100 AUD||+17%|
|Communications Manager||131,000 AUD||+55%|
|Dance Director||86,200 AUD||+2%|
|Director of Photography||92,600 AUD||+10%|
|Disc Jockey||53,900 AUD||-36%|
|Editorial Assistant||49,100 AUD||-42%|
|Events Manager||84,300 AUD||-0%|
|Graphic Designer||57,600 AUD||-32%|
|Instructional Designer||55,500 AUD||-34%|
|Makeup Artist||58,300 AUD||-31%|
|Media Design Manager||148,000 AUD||+75%|
|Media Equipment Operator||49,100 AUD||-42%|
|Media Operations Manager||118,000 AUD||+40%|
|Media Producer||113,000 AUD||+34%|
|Media Product Development Manager||140,000 AUD||+66%|
|Media Program Director||158,000 AUD||+87%|
|Media Relations Manager||151,000 AUD||+79%|
|Media Sales Manager||169,000 AUD||+100%|
|Movement and Dance Coordinator||86,700 AUD||+3%|
|Multimedia Coordinator||59,200 AUD||-30%|
|Multimedia Designer||59,900 AUD||-29%|
|Music Consultant||81,600 AUD||-4%|
|News Associate||78,300 AUD||-7%|
|News Reporter||105,000 AUD||+24%|
|Product Designer||56,700 AUD||-33%|
|Production Artist||77,100 AUD||-9%|
|Production Assistant||54,900 AUD||-35%|
|Production Director||128,000 AUD||+51%|
|Production Technician||48,300 AUD||-43%|
|Program Researcher||90,900 AUD||+7%|
|Promotion Coordinator||69,300 AUD||-18%|
|Sound Engineer||72,700 AUD||-14%|
|Stage Technician||45,300 AUD||-46%|
|Sub Editor||52,300 AUD||-38%|
|Television Executive Producer||172,000 AUD||+100%|
|Transmission Engineer||79,000 AUD||-7%|
|Video Editor||64,900 AUD||-23%|
|Video Producer||87,900 AUD||+4%|
|Visual Designer||76,100 AUD||-10%|
|Gold Coast-Tweed||79,200 AUD|
|Sunshine Coast||73,300 AUD|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Australia earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.