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Average Salary for Otis College of Art and Design Alumni

Otis College of Art and Design is a university located in Los Angeles. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Otis College of Art and Design Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
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Fashion Designer
4 salaries
$77,419  
   
Photo Editor
2 salaries
$55,000  
Design Manager
2 salaries
$117,500  
Graphic Designer
2 salaries
$40,000  
3d Artist
2 salaries
$72,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jan 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Otis College of Art and Design Details

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505

www.otis.edu/admissions

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Industry

Professionally, the marketing, advertising, and media management industry, the e-commerce, business to consumer (b2c) industry, and the fashion design industry are popular business areas among Otis College of Art and Design alumni. The most popular field is the apparel manufacturing industry. Otis College of Art and Design graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $64K.

Jobs

Otis College of Art and Design grads who become Design Managers are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, usually making approximately $118K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Art Directors and Fashion Designers; their salaries approach $85K and $75K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Graphic Designers; alumni in this role face average salaries of around $40K.

Locations

Los Angeles is such a great city that Otis College of Art and Design alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with a majority of grads staying on to find permanent work. New York is also a common destination for Otis College of Art and Design grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $105K. On the other hand, Otis College of Art and Design alumni who end up in Santa Monica receive the lowest median salaries of $56K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design leads to the highest pay for Otis College of Art and Design grads (about $103K per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of around $65K.

Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Otis College of Art and Design alumni, with most grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for Otis College of Art and Design grads — they earn 88 percent more than their fellow graduates. Also considered top-notch skills are Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Computer Aided Design (CAD).

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). A fair portion of alums opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a fair portion of survey participants are given health coverage, and just over two-fifths of respondents accept dental insurance. Alumni of Otis College of Art and Design also take in a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Southern California Institute of Architecture graduates, who earn $63K on average, make a similar amount to Otis College of Art and Design grads. Other schools similar to Otis College of Art and Design include American Film Institute Conservatory, 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
69 %
Male
31 %
Salary
$35,895 - $77,670
Salary
$42,500 - $90,000
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

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