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Animation Schools
In San Francisco, California

The city of San Francisco has 3 schools where animation faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the animation academic community in San Francisco, and the future trends. Academia in animation includes animation training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Animation Employment

San Francisco 4,960
California 38,110

Exactly 4,960 of the 38,110 animation professionals employed in California, work in San Francisco. The number of animation professionals in San Francisco has grown by 48% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Animation employment growth

36,560 38,930 41,890 38,910 38,110
3,360 4,150 5,090 5,290 4,960
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Animation VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$68,815 $73,690 $75,895 $77,523 $73,453
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Animation in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

As the number of animation professionals in San Francisco has grown, salaries for animation professionals have also increased. In 2010 animation professionals in San Francisco reportedly earned an average salary of $73,453 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, animation professionals in San Francisco made an average salary of $68,815 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in San Francisco.

Salary percentiles for Animation professionals in San Francisco

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

Animation professionals in San Francisco earn a median salary of $72,970 per year. The 10% of animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $37,867 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $111,527 per year.

Average Salaries for Animation professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Visual Communications
Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Game Development

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

Educational Trends

Animation schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's animation professionals are graduates of one of the 3 accredited animation schools in the city.

Animation Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's animation schools offer 6 animation degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Animation Degrees In San Francisco


Approximately 294 students completed animation courses in 2010.

Animation Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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