Film Schools
In Washington DC

The city of Washington has 4 schools where film faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the city of Washington, which encompasses film training at the following levels:

  • Film Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Film
  • Masters degree in Film


Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Film Employment

Washington DC 600
Washington DC 920

Exactly 600 of Washington DC's 920 film professionals work in Washington. There has been a 17% decline in the number of film professionals in Washington between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for film professionals in Washington has decreased, overall employment in Washington has increased.

Washington DC Vs. Washington DC Film employment growth

460 570 390 1,050 920
720 1,270 970 1,840 600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: Washington DC

Film VS. All professions salaries in Washington DC

$50,700 $48,517 $53,257 $58,253 $61,870
$52,980 $54,840 $57,620 $60,090 $62,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Washington DC
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Washington DC

As the number of film professionals in Washington has shrunk, salaries for film professionals have increased. In 2010 film professionals in Washington reportedly earned an average salary of $61,870 per year. Film professionals in Washington made a yearly average salary of $50,700, four years earlier in 2006. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Washington.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Film professionals in Washington earn a median salary of $63,490 per year. The 10% of film professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $30,505 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 203% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Computer Animation

Washington film professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Washington DC


There are 4 accredited film schools in the city. Many of Washington's film professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Film Programs Offered In Washington DC


There are a total of 6 degree and certificate programs in film offered by Washington's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Washington DC


In 2010 approximately 82 students graduated from film courses.

Film Faculty Salaries in Washington DC, Washington DC

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