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Animation Schools In Pennsylvania

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


  1. The Art Institutes of York-PA

    1409 Williams Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17402-9012

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. The Art Institute of Philadelphia

    1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-5198

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Carnegie Mellon University

    5000 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Delaware County Community College

    901 S Media Line Rd, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-1094

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Douglas Education Center

    130 7th St, Monessen, Pennsylvania 15062

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  6. Lehigh Carbon Community College

    4525 Education Park Dr, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania 18078-2598

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division

    1400 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-4332

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Professional Trends

Pennsylvania Vs. National Animation Employment

Pennsylvania 8,470
National 229,120

Approximately 4% of the country's animation professionals work in Pennsylvania state.

Employment Growth for Animation professionals In Pennsylvania

8,890 9,460 9,470 8,960 8,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Pennsylvania, animation is a shrinking field. 420 less animation professionals were working in Pennsylvania in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of animation has shrunk by 5% in Pennsylvania. This decline 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 Pennsylvania

$40,843 $40,457 $46,173 $46,083 $47,107
$44,448 $45,778 $47,594 $49,448 $50,581
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to animation professionals are growing in Pennsylvania. The mean salary for animation professionals in 2006 was $40,843 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,107 per year.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in Pennsylvania

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

Thus, there was a 13% growth in animation professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Pennsylvania state, within the field of animation, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid animation professionals earn 198% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in Pennsylvania

Computer Animation
Game Development
Graphic Design
Visual Communications

Animation professionals in Pennsylvania earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Animation programs available for each degree type for all schools in Pennsylvania


The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited animation schools in Pennsylvania is increasing. In Pennsylvania, there were 161 graduates in 2006. And there were 184 graduates from animation courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 14% percent increase in the number of animation school degree or certificate graduates in Pennsylvania. 56% of these graduates received a associate's degree in animation.

Animation Faculty Salaries in Pennsylvania

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