Nestled away in Los Angeles, Calif., Otis College of Art and Design, a school, has a student population of roughly 1,000. The data for this synopsis comes from former Otis College of Art and Design students who took the PayScale salary survey.

College ROI Report

734th

20 Year Net ROI 

$245,000

Annual ROI 

3.7 %

Total 4 Year Cost 

$233,000

Compare to Other Schools

College Salary Report

317th

Early Career Salary 

$52,100

Mid-Career Salary 

$98,100

% High Meaning 

34 %

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Otis College of Art and Design Median Salary by Job

MinMax

Graphic Designer
18 profiles
$47,500
$37K$61K

Fashion Designer
16 profiles
$67,249
$53K$88K

$58,581
$46K$89K

United States (change)

$83,167
$70K$92K

$56,500
$0$57K

$44,750
$0$45K

$40,452
$0$40K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 146
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About This School

9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045-3505

www.otis.edu/admissions

1,154

Arts, Private School

71 %

82 %

34 %

Industry

Otis College of Art and Design alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the arts, entertainment, and recreation industry, the textile, apparel, and accessories, wholesale industry, and the marketing, advertising, and media management industry. The majority of Otis College of Art and Design alumni wind up in the fashion design industry. Starting salaries of $57K are the median among Otis College of Art and Design grads.

Jobs

Former Otis College of Art and Design students with an interest in making money consider becoming Senior Fashion Designers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $85K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Fashion Designers ($68K) and Art Directors (approximately $60K). Sliding in near the bottom are Graphic Designers, who report earnings of $45K.

Locations

Los Angeles is a popular place for Otis College of Art and Design students to settle after graduation, and the greater part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Otis College of Art and Design students living and working in New York, N.Y. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of around $72K. Santa Monica, Calif. is a popular spot for former Otis College of Art and Design students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at about $42K. In addition, grads flock to Phoenix, Ariz. as well as Seattle, Wash.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Otis College of Art and Design alumni are those with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) — they earn close to around $110K on average per year. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Fashion Design — their annual income amounts to $54K on average.

Skills

Otis College of Art and Design grads are usually competent in Adobe Photoshop, and a majority of alumni continue practicing this skill in their career. Competency in Design translates into above-average pay for Otis College of Art and Design grads — they earn 3 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Adobe Illustrator, Design, and Graphic Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). For this school, a strong majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. A strong majority of graduates save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Other benefits awarded to Otis College of Art and Design alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, American Film Institute Conservatory grads (who make an average of $56K) earn salaries most similar to Otis College of Art and Design alumni. The Southern California Institute of Architecture, Columbia College Hollywood, and Art Center College of Design are also similar to Otis College of Art and Design.

Otis College of Art and Design Job Listings

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
920 1180
ACT Scores 19 25

Key Stats for Otis College of Art and Design

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %
Salary
$38,681 - $76,681
Salary
$42,574 - $86,389

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%
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