Animation Schools
In San Diego, California

Animation faculty can choose to work at one of 5 animation schools in San Diego. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in animation in the city of San Diego, which encompasses animation training at the following levels:

  • Animation Certificate
  • Associates degree in Animation
  • Bachelors degree in Animation


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Animation Employment

San Diego 2,630
California 38,110

Exactly 2,630 of the 38,110 animation professionals employed in California, work in San Diego. There has been a 11% decline in the number of animation professionals in San Diego between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of animation professionals in San Diego has decreased, overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Animation employment growth

36,560 38,930 41,890 38,910 38,110
2,940 3,050 3,020 2,780 2,630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Animation VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$50,280 $50,803 $51,767 $60,907 $54,485
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of animation professionals in San Diego has shrunk, salaries for animation professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $54,485 per year was earned by animation professionals in San Diego. Four years earlier in 2006, animation professionals in San Diego made an average salary of $50,280 per year. The growth in the salary of animation professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in San Diego

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San Diego animation professionals earn a median yearly salary of $52,900. The difference in pay between the animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 121%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $34,825 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $77,100 per year.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in San Diego

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Computer Animation
Game Development

San Diego animation professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Animation schools in San Diego


Many of San Diego's animation professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited animation schools in the city.

Animation Programs Offered In San Diego


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in animation offered by San Diego's animation schools.

Student Completed Animation Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 63 students completed animation courses in 2010.

Animation Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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