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Animator Average Salary in Ethiopia 2023

How much money does an Animator make in Ethiopia?

Average Monthly Salary
6,110 ETB
( 73,300 ETB yearly)


A person working as an Animator in Ethiopia typically earns around 6,110 ETB per month. Salaries range from 3,180 ETB (lowest) to 9,340 ETB (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Animator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Animator Salary Distribution in Ethiopia

Median and salary distribution monthly Ethiopia Animator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Animator salaries in Ethiopia range from 3,180 ETB per month (minimum salary) to 9,340 ETB per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,860 ETB per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Animator(s) are earning less than 5,860 ETB while the other half are earning more than 5,860 ETB. 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Animator(s) are earning less than 4,070 ETB while 75% of them are earning more than 4,070 ETB. Also from the diagram, 75% of Animator(s) are earning less than 7,300 ETB while 25% are earning more than 7,300 ETB.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Animator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Animator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Animator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,610 ETB per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,840 ETB per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,290 ETB per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Animator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,620 ETB per month, 21% 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 8,320 ETB per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,760 ETB per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Animator average salary change by experience in Ethiopia

0 - 2 Years
3,610 ETB
2 - 5 Years+34%
4,840 ETB
5 - 10 Years+30%
6,290 ETB
10 - 15 Years+21%
7,620 ETB
15 - 20 Years+9%
8,320 ETB
20+ Years+5%
8,760 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Animator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Animator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Animator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Animator is 4,350 ETB per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 4,960 ETB per month, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,000 ETB per month, 41% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 8,480 ETB per month, 21% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Animator average salary difference by education level in Ethiopia

High School
4,350 ETB
Certificate or Diploma+14%
4,960 ETB
Bachelor's Degree+41%
7,000 ETB
Master's Degree+21%
8,480 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ethiopia costs anywhere from 44,500 Ethiopian Birr(s) to 133,000 Ethiopian Birr(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Animator Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Animator employees in Ethiopia earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,490 ETB
5,850 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ethiopia for all Careers

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Animator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ethiopia

How much are annual salary increments in Ethiopia for Animator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Animator(s) in Ethiopia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ethiopia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ethiopia is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ethiopia for the year 2022. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Animator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ethiopia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ethiopia Animator
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An 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.

90% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 10% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Animator Average Hourly Wage in Ethiopia

35 ETB per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ethiopia is 35 ETB. This means that the average Animator in Ethiopia earns approximately 35 ETB for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Animator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Animator and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Ethiopia
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The average salary for Animator is 27% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive9,910 ETB+62%
Advertising Account Manager10,400 ETB+70%
Advertising Account Planner5,300 ETB-13%
Advertising Coordinator6,690 ETB+10%
Advertising Manager14,500 ETB+140%
Advertising Operations Manager15,000 ETB+150%
Advertising Strategic Planner9,520 ETB+56%
Advertising Team Leader8,410 ETB+38%
Animator6,110 ETB+0%
Art Director8,990 ETB+47%
Artist6,820 ETB+12%
Artworker5,210 ETB-15%
Assistant Art Director6,870 ETB+13%
Audiosual Technician5,190 ETB-15%
Broadcast Administrator9,030 ETB+48%
Catering Sales5,470 ETB-10%
Catering Trainer6,810 ETB+12%
Commercial and Industrial Designer5,350 ETB-12%
Conference Organiser6,420 ETB+5%
Content and Media Production Lead10,200 ETB+67%
CopyWriter5,620 ETB-8%
Creative Designer6,260 ETB+3%
Creative Director8,840 ETB+45%
Designer 4,710 ETB-23%
Desktop Publisher4,110 ETB-33%
Director of Graphic Design8,190 ETB+34%
Events and Promotions Manager13,600 ETB+120%
Exhibit Display Coordinator6,880 ETB+13%
Exhibit Display Manager8,900 ETB+46%
Finisher4,580 ETB-25%
Graphic Artist5,590 ETB-8%
Graphic Designer5,330 ETB-13%
Graphics Design Supervisor7,690 ETB+26%
Imagery Analyst5,130 ETB-16%
Imaging Technologist4,980 ETB-18%
Interaction Designer4,560 ETB-25%
Media Planner7,470 ETB+22%
Media Production Coordinator6,630 ETB+9%
Media Production Manager11,600 ETB+90%
Media Project Manager12,100 ETB+98%
Media Relations Representative9,600 ETB+57%
Media Sales Executive11,000 ETB+80%
Multimedia Specialist4,980 ETB-18%
Photographer4,870 ETB-20%
PPC Campaign Manager9,260 ETB+52%
Print Production Manager9,320 ETB+53%
Product and Brand Manager13,000 ETB+110%
Sales Promotion Manager13,000 ETB+110%
Sketch Artist6,170 ETB+1%
Social Media Executive11,600 ETB+90%
Technical Typist3,970 ETB-35%
User Experience UX Designer5,760 ETB-6%
UX Designer5,410 ETB-11%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adis Abeba6,570 ETB
Gonder6,430 ETB
Mekele5,500 ETB

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ethiopia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,190 ETB
Public Sector+14%
9,340 ETB
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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