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Animation Schools
In Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit, there is only one animation school where animation faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in animation in the city of Detroit, which encompasses animation training at the animation bachelors degree level.


Professional Trends

Detroit Vs. Michigan Animation Employment

Detroit 940
Michigan 5,790

Of the 5,790 animation professionals employed in Michigan, 940 work in Detroit. There has been a 9% growth in the number of animation professionals in Detroit between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of animation professionals in Detroit has increased, overall employment in Detroit has also increased.

Detroit Vs. Michigan Animation employment growth

7,390 7,750 6,000 5,860 5,790
860 650 750 880 940
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Michigan
  • Dark Yellow: Detroit

Animation VS. All professions salaries in Detroit

$49,770 $50,250 $46,805 $58,413 $43,005
$46,670 $47,590 $46,920 $46,900 $47,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation in Detroit
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Detroit

As the number of animation professionals in Detroit has grown, salaries for animation professionals have decreased. In 2010 animation professionals in Detroit reportedly earned an average salary of $43,005 per year. The average salary for animation professionals in Detroit was $49,770 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The decline in the salary of animation professionals in Detroit is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Detroit

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25th percentile
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Detroit animation professionals earn a median yearly salary of $40,970. The difference in pay between the animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 224%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $20,915 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $67,855 per year.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Detroit

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Computer Animation
Game Development

On average animation professional salaries in Detroit are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Animation schools in Detroit


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

Animation Programs Offered In Detroit


There is one degree and certificate program in animation offered by Detroit's animation school.

Student Completed Animation Degrees In Detroit


Approximately 39 students graduated from animation courses in 2010.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Detroit, Michigan

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