Animation Schools
In Santa Monica, California

In Santa Monica, there are 2 animation schools where animation faculty can find employment. The trends in Santa Monica's animation academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes animation training at the following levels:

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


Statistics

Professional Trends

Santa Monica Vs. California Animation Employment

Santa Monica 15,960
California 38,110

Exactly 15,960 of California's 38,110 animation professionals work in Santa Monica. The number of animation professionals in Santa Monica has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Santa Monica has also increased.

Santa Monica Vs. California Animation employment growth

36,560 38,930 41,890 38,910 38,110
15,860 16,970 17,540 15,920 15,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Monica

Animation VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

$69,583 $71,340 $71,167 $68,977 $67,233
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation in Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

In Santa Monica, salaries for animation professionals have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $67,233 per year was earned by animation professionals in Santa Monica. Animation professionals in Santa Monica made a yearly average salary of $69,583, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of animation professionals in Santa Monica is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Santa Monica

10th percentile
$33,770
25th percentile
$43,583
50th percentile
$58,460
75th percentile
$80,550
90th percentile
$106,040

Animation professionals make a median salary of $58,460 per year in Santa Monica. The 10% of animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $33,770 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 214% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

Graphic Design
$55,980
Film
$59,523
Design
$64,239
Animation
$67,233
Visual Communications
$67,500
Computer Animation
$76,920
Art
$81,160
Game Development
$83,615

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

Educational Trends

Animation schools in Santa Monica

2

There are 2 accredited animation schools in the city. Many of Santa Monica's animation professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Animation Programs Offered In Santa Monica

associate
1
bachelor
1
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total3

Santa Monica's animation schools offer 3 animation degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Animation Degrees In Santa Monica

associate
10
bachelor
67
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
34
Total111

In 2010 approximately 111 students completed animation courses.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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