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Special and Visual Effects Technicians

Earnings

Some technicians have steady, salaried employment, while others work freelance for an hourly rate and may have periods with no work. The average daily rate for beginning freelance technicians is $100 to $200 per day, while more experienced technicians may earn $300 per day or more. According to Indeed.com, in January 2017 special effects technicians had median average earnings of $16.14 per hour or about $33,000 to $35,000 annually for those employed full time. The U.S. Department of Labor reported salaries for multimedia artists and animators, the category that includes special effects technicians, as ranging from less than $36,930 to more than $113,600.

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