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Film Schools
In Boston, Massachusetts

In Boston, there are 5 film schools where film faculty can find employment. The trends in Boston's film academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Film Employment

Boston 480
Massachusetts 760

Exactly 480 of the 760 film professionals employed in Massachusetts, work in Boston. The number of film professionals in Boston has shrunk by 11% from 2006 to 2010. As the number of film professionals in Boston has decreased, overall employment in Boston has increased.

Boston Vs. Massachusetts Film employment growth

830 620 700 2,120 760
540 280 580 1,730 480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Massachusetts
  • Dark Yellow: Boston

Film VS. All professions salaries in Boston

$58,715 $52,157 $49,793 $61,197 $62,960
$52,100 $54,000 $56,060 $58,330 $59,410
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Boston
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Boston

In Boston, salaries for film professionals have increased. In 2010 film professionals in Boston reportedly earned an average salary of $62,960 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, film professionals in Boston made an average salary of $58,715 per year. This growth is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Boston.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Boston

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Film professionals make a median salary of $55,135 per year in Boston. The difference in pay between the film professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 233%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $32,695 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $108,725 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Boston

Computer Animation

On average film professional salaries in Boston are higher than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Boston


Many of Boston's film professionals are graduates of one of the 5 accredited film schools in the city.

Film Programs Offered In Boston


There are a total of 8 degree and certificate programs in film offered by Boston's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Boston


Approximately 247 students graduated from film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Boston, Massachusetts

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