Animation Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 7 accredited animation schools where animation faculty who teach animation classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of animation and animation training in Washington State, which includes animation training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Animation
  • Bachelors degree in Animation


  1. The Art Institute of Seattle

    2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, Washington 98121-1622

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Seattle

    12720 Gateway Dr Ste 100, Seattle, Washington 98168-2610

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  3. ITT Technical Institute-Spokane Valley

    13518 E Indiana Avenue, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216-1589

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  4. Lake Washington Technical College

    11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506

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  5. Olympic College

    1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699

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  6. ITT Technical Institute-Everett

    1615 75th Street Sw, Suite 220, Everett, Washington 98203

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  7. DigiPen Institute of Technology

    9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, Washington 98052

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Animation Employment

Washington State 6,070
National 229,120

Of all of the animation professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Washington State.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Washington State

5,210 5,660 6,130 5,910 6,070
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, the field of animation is growing. 860 more animation professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of animation professionals has grown by 17%. This growth is faster than the national trend for animation professionals which shows a 0% decrease in the number of animation professionals working around the nation.

Animation VS. All Professions salaries in Washington State

$48,123 $51,390 $52,460 $55,057 $53,620
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of animation professionals is growing, the salaries paid to animation professionals are increasing in Washington State. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $48,123 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $53,620 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Washington State

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Thus, animation professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington State state, within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid animation professionals earn 160% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Washington State

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

In Washington State, animation professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Animation programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


As the number of animation professionals is increasing in Washington State state, the number of students graduating from the 7 accredited animation schools in Washington State state is also increasing. In Washington State, there were 24 graduates in 2006. And there were 147 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 513% percent increase in the number of animation school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State. A majority of these graduates, or 63%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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