How much should I charge as a colorist? The average hourly rate for colorists in the US has not changed significantly over the past four years, hovering steadily around $115. Los Angeles colorists in 2019 are making an average of $112.75 and New York colorists average $104.97.
How much is a film colorist? Whether a freelancer or salaried employee, Colorists who are part of the Motion Picture Editors Guild have scale rates set for them. A freelance Colorist who sets their own rates can charge a day fee as high as $700 to $1,000.
Can you make a career out of coloring? There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a color artist. For example, did you know that they make an average of $28.6 an hour? That’s $59,487 a year! Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 3% and produce 8,800 job opportunities across the U.S.
What qualifications do I need to be a colorist? Education and training
Although there is no formal training or qualification for this job, a Graphic Design, Visual Art or Photography related degree might be beneficial.