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Computer Animation Schools
In Santa Monica, California

The city of Santa Monica has 2 schools where computer animation faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in computer animation in the city of Santa Monica, which encompasses computer animation training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Monica Vs. California Computer Animation Employment

Santa Monica 4,460
California 8,440

Of the 8,440 computer animation professionals employed in California, 4,460 work in Santa Monica. Between 2006 and 2010, in Santa Monica, there has been a 24% decline in the number of computer animation professionals. Overall employment in Santa Monica has increased.

Santa Monica Vs. California Computer Animation employment growth

8,470 9,460 10,510 9,440 8,440
5,870 6,080 6,260 4,920 4,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Monica

Computer Animation VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

$77,430 $82,870 $80,780 $76,070 $76,920
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Computer Animation in Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

Salaries for computer animation professionals in Santa Monica have decreased. In 2010 computer animation professionals in Santa Monica reportedly earned an average salary of $76,920 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, computer animation professionals in Santa Monica made an average salary of $77,430 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Monica.

Salary percentiles for Computer animation professionals in Santa Monica

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90th percentile

Computer animation professionals in Santa Monica earn a median salary of $69,170 per year. The 10% of computer animation professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $40,210 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 190% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Computer animation professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

Graphic Design
Visual Communications
Computer Animation
Game Development

Santa Monica computer animation professionals have earnings that are higher than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Computer Animation schools in Santa Monica


Many of Santa Monica's computer animation professionals are graduates of one of the 2 accredited computer animation schools in the city.

Computer Animation Programs Offered In Santa Monica


Santa Monica's computer animation schools offer 3 computer animation degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Computer Animation Degrees In Santa Monica


Approximately 111 students completed computer animation courses in 2010.

Computer Animation Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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