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Animation Schools
In Costa Mesa, California

The city of Costa Mesa has only one school where animation faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the animation academic community in Costa Mesa, and the future trends. Academia in animation includes animation training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Costa Mesa Vs. California Animation Employment

Costa Mesa 3,890
California 38,110

Exactly 3,890 of the 38,110 animation professionals employed in California, work in Costa Mesa. There has been a 7% decline in the number of animation professionals in Costa Mesa between the years 2006 and 2010. Overall employment in Costa Mesa has also decreased.

Costa Mesa Vs. California Animation employment growth

36,560 38,930 41,890 38,910 38,110
4,190 3,950 4,880 4,300 3,890
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Costa Mesa

Animation VS. All professions salaries in Costa Mesa

$54,677 $50,950 $51,707 $58,017 $60,850
$44,220 $45,820 $47,730 $48,940 $49,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation in Costa Mesa
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Costa Mesa

Salaries for animation professionals in Costa Mesa have increased. Costa Mesa animation professionals made $60,850 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, animation professionals in Costa Mesa made an average salary of $54,677 per year. The growth in the salary of animation professionals in Costa Mesa is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Costa Mesa

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25th percentile
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Costa Mesa animation professionals earn a median yearly salary of $54,487. The difference in pay between the animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 198%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $31,877 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $95,017 per year.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Costa Mesa

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Computer Animation
Game Development

Animation professional salaries in Costa Mesa are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Animation schools in Costa Mesa


There is only one accredited animation school in the city. Many of Costa Mesa's animation professionals are graduates of this school.

Animation Programs Offered In Costa Mesa


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in animation offered by Costa Mesa's animation schools.

Student Completed Animation Degrees In Costa Mesa


Approximately 3 students graduated from animation courses in 2010.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Costa Mesa, California

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