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Film Schools
In Santa Monica, California

There are 2 film schools in Santa Monica for faculty to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of film and film education in Santa Monica, which includes film training at the following levels:


Professional Trends

Santa Monica Vs. California Film Employment

Santa Monica 19,830
California 6,170

Of the 6,170 film professionals employed in California, 19,830 work in Santa Monica. Between 2006 and 2010, in Santa Monica, there has been a 31% decline in the number of film professionals. Overall employment in Santa Monica has increased.

Santa Monica 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: Santa Monica

Film VS. All professions salaries in Santa Monica

$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 Santa Monica
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Santa Monica

As the number of film professionals in Santa Monica has shrunk, salaries for film professionals have also decreased. In 2010 Santa Monica film professionals earned an average yearly salary of $59,523. Four years earlier in 2006, the average salary for film professionals in Santa Monica was $63,273 per year. This decline is slower than the salary trend for all careers in Santa Monica.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Santa Monica

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

Santa Monica film professionals earn a median yearly salary of $47,427. 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 $109,693 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Santa Monica

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Film schools in Santa Monica


There are 2 accredited film schools in the city. Many of Santa Monica's film professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Film Programs Offered In Santa Monica


Santa Monica's film schools offer 5 film degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Santa Monica


Approximately 122 students completed film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Santa Monica, California

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