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Film Schools
In Santa Maria, California

In Santa Maria, there is only one film school where film faculty can find employment. The trends in Santa Maria'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

Santa Maria Vs. California Film Employment

Santa Maria 40
California 6,170

Exactly 40 of California's 6,170 film professionals work in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Vs. California Film employment growth

34,820 24,540 22,650 5,630 6,170
No data No data No data 30 40
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Santa Maria

Film VS. All professions salaries in Santa Maria

No data No data No data $48,930 $59,130
No data No data No data $45,310 $47,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Santa Maria
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Maria

In 2010 Santa Maria film professionals earned an average yearly salary of $59,130. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Maria.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Santa Maria

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Santa Maria film professionals earn a median yearly salary of $59,890. The difference in pay between the film professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 284%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $27,000 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $103,600 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Santa Maria

Computer Animation

Santa Maria film professionals have earnings that are lower than the salaries earned by others in related fields, on average.

Educational Trends

Film schools in Santa Maria


Many of Santa Maria's film professionals are graduates of the only accredited film school in the city.

Film Programs Offered In Santa Maria


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

Student Completed Film Degrees In Santa Maria


Approximately 5 students graduated from film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Santa Maria, California

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