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Film Schools
In San Francisco, California

Film faculty can choose to work at one of 4 film schools in San Francisco. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of film and film education in San Francisco, which includes film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

San Francisco Vs. California Film Employment

San Francisco 450
California 6,170

Exactly 450 of California's 6,170 film professionals work in San Francisco. There has been a 2% decline in the number of film professionals in San Francisco between the years 2006 and 2010. As the number of film professionals in San Francisco has decreased, overall employment in San Francisco has increased.

San Francisco Vs. California Film employment growth

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
460 980 1,110 380 450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Francisco

Film VS. All professions salaries in San Francisco

$58,455 $59,965 $53,345 $61,130 $69,360
$54,770 $57,810 $60,430 $61,940 $63,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in San Francisco
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Francisco

Salaries for film professionals in San Francisco have increased. In 2010 San Francisco film professionals earned an average yearly salary of $69,360. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for film professionals in San Francisco was $58,455 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in San Francisco.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in San Francisco

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

San Francisco film professionals earn a median yearly salary of $70,715. The difference in pay between the film professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 164%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $38,485 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $101,455 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in San Francisco

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Film schools in San Francisco


There are 4 accredited film schools in the city. Many of San Francisco's film professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Film Programs Offered In San Francisco


San Francisco's film schools offer 10 film degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Film Degrees In San Francisco


In 2010 approximately 415 students completed film courses.

Film Faculty Salaries in San Francisco, California

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