Special Effects Artists and Animators
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Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.
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Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 48% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Special Effects Artists and Animators will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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The number of 'Special Effects Artists and Animators' job openings is expected to rise 5.4% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Special Effects Artists and Animators' was $98,950, or $47 per hour
'Special Effects Artists and Animators' were paid 113.7% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
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As of 2022 there were 35,990 people employed as 'Special Effects Artists and Animators' within the United States.
This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 4 thousand people are employed as 'Special Effects Artists and Animators'.
Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
SOC Code: 27-1014.00
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