Career options: Special effects, architect visualisers, e-duction, web animation
Level 1: Entry level Monthly salary: Rs 8,000 to 20,000 for a trainee, rising to Rs 20,to 40,000 after two years. Five years-plus, you could be earning in lakhs.
Level 2: Dept lead/lead animator/team leader/supervisor
Monthly salary: Rs 50,00 to 75,000
Level 3: Project manager
Monthly salary: Rs 75,000 to lakhs
Level 4: Animation director
Monthly salary: Rs 1 lakh and above
Level 5: Series director
Monthly salary: Rs 2 lakh and above
You might also choose to specialise in special effects and work on live action feature films. Apart from the big and small screen, animation artists can work as architect visualisers. These artists create animated walkways through buildings before they are built There are also a tiny number of jobs in e-education and web animation.