Motionographer linked to an interesting article on Cartoon Brew about the 600 dollar a week difference Titmouse LA is paying more than their NY office for clean-up on the same show.
And here is an interesting quote from the article:
New York has the highest cost of living in the United States (Los Angeles, by comparison, is ranked ninth), yet the studio’s starting salary for workers in New York is only $20,800. That figure ranks below New York’s average starting wages for unskilled laborers like doormen ($25,680) and sanitation workers ($27,842).
People begin to get a little nasty in the comments but it’s interesting to read everyones reactions. It’s funny how quickly the industry changes and how different levels of talent (skill and age based) view everything, specifically compensation. Having been on both the artist and production side, I believe I have a good understanding of what is fair and not, but I am also not a veteran and my opinion is based on a short amount of time. What do you think?