First off, I know there are already a few threads out there... So sorry, I searched a bit but didn't find one that did fit well.
I'm from Germany and I know a little about the earnings as a Grafik Designer here, but nothing about Game Artists. I just heard that it might be less. I read somewhere on polycount that a junior game artist might get about 1500-2000 in Germany.
Most studios want you to tell them what you want to earn, and I'd like to hear some realistic figures...
And regarding Freelancing.
I've read a lot of articles lately and watched a lot of videos... And the $/hour did vary from 35 to 75$...
In Germany it's recommended by an allianz of designers to claim around 78 per hour. Which is waaay more then 35-75$...
The question is, what's a realistic figure?
I know it's highly depending on your skill level and experience. Non the less I'd love to know a realistic range of figures to get an overview.
Maybe someone want's to share his/her experience?
I'm interessted in $ and per hour alike.
I know... most people don't like to talk about money, but I think for an newbie it's an important theme to get a good start.