I know Jamy said we only needed to post one link, but I thought some others I found were also interesting if anyone wants to take a look.
http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/oes271014.htm - breakdown of wages/salaries for multimedia artists and animators, also breaks it down based on location. This is one of the things I talked about today.
http://www.jobprofiles.org/artanimator.htm - just a summary of what being an animator really means; what they actually do or are expected to do.
http://antonio-santamaria-interview.blogspot.com/ - an interview with a character designer.