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Film Schools
In Los Angeles, California

Film faculty can choose to work at one of 6 film schools in Los Angeles. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the city of Los Angeles, which encompasses film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Los Angeles Vs. California Film Employment

Los Angeles 19,830
California 6,170

Of the 6,170 film professionals employed in California, 19,830 work in Los Angeles. The number of film professionals in Los Angeles has shrunk by 31% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Los Angeles has increased.

Los Angeles Vs. California Film employment growth

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
28,630 18,250 17,350 3,180 19,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Los Angeles

Film VS. All professions salaries in Los Angeles

$63,273 $58,780 $56,740 $60,957 $59,523
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Los Angeles
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Los Angeles

Salaries for film professionals in Los Angeles have decreased. In 2010 Los Angeles film professionals earned an average yearly salary of $59,523. Four years earlier in 2006, film professionals in Los Angeles made an average salary of $63,273 per year. The decline in the salary of film professionals in Los Angeles is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Los Angeles

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

Film professionals in Los Angeles earn a median salary of $47,427 per year. The 10% of film professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $28,303 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 288% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Los Angeles

Computer Animation

On average film professional salaries in Los Angeles are lower than salaries earned by their professional counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Los Angeles


Many of Los Angeles' film professionals are graduates of one of the 6 accredited film schools in the city.

Film Programs Offered In Los Angeles


Los Angeles' film schools offer 17 film degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Los Angeles


In 2010 approximately 687 students completed film courses.

Film Faculty Salaries in Los Angeles, California

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