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Film Schools
In San Diego, California

In San Diego, there is only one film school where film faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in film in the city of San Diego, which encompasses film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Film Employment

San Diego 650
California 6,170

Exactly 650 of California's 6,170 film professionals work in San Diego. There has been a 91% growth in the number of film professionals in San Diego between the years 2006 and 2010. As the employment for film professionals in San Diego has increased, overall employment in San Diego has also increased.

San Diego Vs. California Film employment growth

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
340 370 300 750 650
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Film VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$45,773 $47,477 $32,130 $44,640 $39,935
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

As the number of film professionals in San Diego has grown, salaries for film professionals have decreased. In 2010 an average salary of $39,935 per year was earned by film professionals in San Diego. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for film professionals in San Diego was $45,773 per year. The decline in the salary of film professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in San Diego

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Film professionals in San Diego make a median yearly salary of $33,835. The 10% of film professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $25,660 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 155% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in San Diego

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Film schools in San Diego


Many of San Diego's film professionals are graduates of the only accredited film school in the city.

Film Programs Offered In San Diego


There are a total of 3 degree and certificate programs in film offered by San Diego's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In San Diego


Approximately 9 students completed film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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