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Art Schools
In San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, there are 8 art schools where art faculty can find employment. The trends in San Francisco's art academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes art training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Art Employment

San Francisco 2,980
California 18,930

Exactly 1,860 of the 13,030 art professionals employed in California, work in San Francisco. The number of art professionals in San Francisco has grown by 130% from 2006 to 2010. As the employment for art professionals in San Francisco has increased, overall employment in San Francisco has also increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Art employment growth

10,690 12,180 12,160 12,530 13,030
810 1,200 1,500 1,960 1,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Art VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$75,900 $82,770 $78,650 $68,153 $65,277
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Art in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

As the number of art professionals in San Francisco has grown, salaries for art professionals have decreased. In 2010 San Francisco art professionals earned an average yearly salary of $65,277. Four years earlier in 2006, art professionals in San Francisco made an average salary of $75,900 per year. The decline in the salary of art professionals in San Francisco is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Art professionals in San Francisco

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

Art professionals in San Francisco make a median yearly salary of $66,373. The difference in pay between the art professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 164%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $35,680 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $94,260 per year.

Average Salaries for Art professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Visual Communications
Graphic Design
Web Design

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

Educational Trends

Art schools in San Francisco


Many of San Francisco's art professionals are graduates of one of the 8 accredited art schools in the city.

Art Programs Offered In San Francisco


There are a total of 45 degree and certificate programs in art offered by San Francisco's art schools.

Student Completed Art Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 1,037 students completed art courses.

Art Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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