• Aspiring animators have more than just a fun job to look forward to. This career field is stable and growing. Job growth is expected to average 14 percent over the next seven years.

    In Austin, the animator population has more than doubled since 2006.

    Average salaries for animators here decreased slightly, but it’s still much higher than the national average for all occupations. In 2006, Austin animators averaged $50,540. In 2009, they earned $49,780.

    The national average wage for 2009 was $40,711.61.