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As a professor or instructor of computer animation classes at one of the 304 accredited computer animation schools in the country, you play a significant role in shaping the future of this growing field. The trends in the computer animation academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes computer animation training at the following levels:

  • Computer Animation Certificate
  • Associates degree in Computer Animation
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Animation
  • Masters degree in Computer Animation


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Computer animation professionals

26,260 29,440 31,500 28,800 26,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In the year 2010, there were 26,560 computer animation professionals working in the US. Over the course of the past 4 years, this number has grown by 1%.

And the growth for all careers between the years 2006 and 2010 was 1%. This trend is expected to continue over the next 7 years.

National Salary percentiles for Computer animation professionals

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In 2010, the median salary earned by computer animation professionals around the nation, was $58,510 per year. The median yearly salary for computer animation professionals in the US was 7% less than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Computer Animation

$51,350 $54,550 $56,330 $58,250 $58,510
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

There has been a 14% growth in computer animation professionals' salaries from 2006 to 2010.

Educational Trends

National Computer Animation Student enrollment growth by degree

397 415 477 622 678
1,311 1,796 2,599 2,824 2,552
0 0 0 0 0
191 203 215 185 188
136 180 249 417 435
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Computer Animation
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Animation
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Computer Animation
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Computer Animation
  • Grey: Certificate in Computer Animation

The career outlook for computer animation professionals is showing a rapid change. And, on the educational front, the story is similar. In 2006, 2,035 students graduated from computer animation degree programs in the US. In 2010, 3,853 students graduated from computer animation schools.

This represents a 89% change in 4 years. This growth in the number of students graduating from computer animation courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Computer Animation Programs offered Nationwide


The number of schools offering computer animation programs has decreased. There were 171 computer animation schools across the country in 2006. And there were 304 schools in 2010.

Computer Animation Faculty Salaries

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