How much does a CG Artist make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a CG Artist in the United States is $30 as of November 25, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $27 and $34. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a CG Artist?

CGI Artists (also known as computer graphics artists) create 2D and 3D assets used in developing video games and digitally animated films. A CG Artist's work usually revolves around finding balance between artistic sensibilities and technical limitations while working within a development team. In a game development context, CG artists work closely with game directors, art directors, animators, game designers and level designers. CG Artists (typically, technical artists) will also work with game programmers to ensure that the 3D models and assets created by the art team function as desired in...

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Average Hourly Wage

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Average Total Hourly Cash Compensation

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of CG Artist in the United States. The average hourly rate for CG Artist ranges from $27 to $34 with the average hourly pay of $30. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $28 to $35 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $31.

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