International Animator Salary Survey

Visual Effects Artists Salary Survey for Europe

For 17 years, The Croner Company has been the provider of the benchmark compensation survey for U.S. and Canada animation and visual effects companies. We are pleased to announce the survey launch to benchmark compensation for animation and visual effects jobs in Europe.

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World-Class Participants

The Croner International Animation and Visual Effects Survey will gather competitive compensation information for industry-specific roles in companies that produce animated feature films or develop animation and/or visual effects for feature films, television, software games, live shows at venues and/or digital entertainment streaming.

This is a supplement to the Croner Animation and Visual Effects Survey, focusing specifically on positions located in London and Paris. This first year of the survey is at no cost to the participating companies.

Valuable Data for Critical Decisions

Participant companies use our Survey results to understand salary differentials, benchmark sector-specific compensation, establish rational pay levels and pay structures and make well-informed decisions about their competitive bonus plans and equity plans.

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Significant Features

Of the Croner International Animation and Visual Effects Survey
  • No cost to participating companies

  • Covers 45 industry-specific positions

  • All elements of compensation reported, including: base salary, total cash compensation and total direct compensation

  • Comprehensive position descriptions included

  • Conducted by the trusted provider of benchmark compensation data to U.S. and Canada animation and visual effects companies for the past 17 years

Key Dates & Survey Pricing

2024 Survey Schedule

Questionnaire Distribution: November

Data Effective Date: 1 October

Report of Results Published: January

Report delivery date is dependent on the timing of the return of questionnaires by participating companies.


Confidentiality Yields Quality Results

The Croner Company conducts all of our surveys as an independent third party. You can trust us. We have many decades of experience successfully ensuring the security, confidentiality and consistency of the data we provide.


All participant submissions are processed securely and held in strict confidence. Survey results are reported only in summary form; no attribution is made to any specific data from any participating entities.

Limited Distribution

Survey results are distributed only to the participants in each survey. All participants are required to sign an agreement that confirms they will abide by our confidentiality standards.

Safe Harbor Practices

The Croner Company’s data aggregation and reporting practices adhere to U.S. Department of Justice and industry standard “Safe Harbor” guidelines to ensure full regulatory compliance and enhance the integrity of all survey results.

Secure Data Management

All of our data submission, storage and distribution practices adhere to privacy and security standards established by the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the joint E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification program. Click here for more information regarding our privacy policies.

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To Participate

To inquire about participating in this survey, contact us today.