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Average Salary for Otis College of Art and Design Alumni

Otis College of Art and Design is based in Los Angeles. This summary is derived from information given by Otis College of Art and Design grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

Otis College of Art and Design Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data (?
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Fashion Designer
5 salaries
$75,000  
   
Photo Editor
2 salaries
$55,000  
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$40,000  
Design Manager
2 salaries
$117,500  
3d Artist
2 salaries
$72,000  
Art Director
2 salaries
$85,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 31
United States (change)

Otis College of Art and Design Details

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505

www.otis.edu

www.otis.edu/admissions

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Industry

Otis College of Art and Design alumni can most commonly be found in the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the e-commerce, business to consumer (b2c) industry, and the advertising agency industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. A large chunk of former Otis College of Art and Design students are employed in the apparel manufacturing industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. Starting salaries of $64K are common among Otis College of Art and Design grads.

Jobs

The most lucrative professionals among Otis College of Art and Design alumni are Design Managers; they earn a median annual salary of $118K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $85K and around $75K are Art Directors and Fashion Designers. On the lower end, Graphic Designers report making $40K.

Locations

Otis College of Art and Design alumni seldom move away from Los Angeles after college; in fact, a majority of former students find lasting work in the city they adore. Another city that attracts a wealth of Otis College of Art and Design grads is New York; given its high compensation (about $105K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Otis College of Art and Design alumni in Santa Monica can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at approximately $55K.

Degree Major

With annual earnings of around $103K per year, Otis College of Art and Design grads who have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design are the best paid among the alumni population. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Photography tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making $48K per year.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Otis College of Art and Design alumni, with most of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowing Project Management can pay off big time for Otis College of Art and Design grads, who can expect a 88 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Adobe InDesign are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Lacking in the benefits department, just half of the alumni report compensation for sick days and only one-fourth of alumni get vacation time. Health coverage is awarded to most graduates, and dental insurance is issued to slightly less than half of the former students as well. Most survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Graduates of Otis College of Art and Design are also recipients of a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, American Film Institute Conservatory grads (who make an average of $65K) earn salaries most similar to Otis College of Art and Design alumni. Other schools similar to Otis College of Art and Design include Southern California Institute of Architecture, Columbia College Hollywood, and Art Center College of Design.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
890 1170
ACT Scores 21 27

Key Stats

Female
71 %
Male
29 %
Salary
$37,500 - $76,306
Salary
$42,500 - $90,000
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
4%
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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