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Film Schools
In Seattle, Washington

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


Professional Trends

Seattle Vs. Washington Film Employment

Seattle 780
Washington 920

Of the 920 film professionals employed in Washington State, 780 work in Seattle. The number of film professionals in Seattle has shrunk by 10% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in Seattle has increased.

Seattle Vs. Washington Film employment growth

1,060 1,330 1,190 1,130 920
870 980 990 970 780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: Washington
  • Dark Yellow: Seattle

Film VS. All professions salaries in Seattle

$45,593 $47,883 $48,783 $57,505 $54,985
$47,730 $49,890 $51,680 $53,240 $54,610
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Film in Seattle
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Seattle

Salaries for film professionals in Seattle have increased. Seattle film professionals made $54,985 per year, on average, in 2010. Four years earlier in 2006, film professionals in Seattle made an average salary of $45,593 per year. This growth is faster than the salary trend for all careers in Seattle.

Salary percentiles for Film professionals in Seattle

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

Seattle film professionals earn a median yearly salary of $53,315. The difference in pay between the film professionals in the lowest pay bracket and those in the highest pay bracket is approximately 159%. Those in the lowest 10% of the pay bracket earn less than $33,055 per year, while those in the highest 10% of the pay bracket earn more than $85,540 per year.

Average Salaries for Film professionals and related professions in Seattle

Computer Animation

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

Educational Trends

Film schools in Seattle


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

Film Programs Offered In Seattle


There are a total of 2 degree and certificate programs in film offered by Seattle's film schools.

Student Completed Film Degrees In Seattle


Approximately 21 students completed film courses in 2010.

Film Faculty Salaries in Seattle, Washington

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