Thursday, August 23, 2012

The 70th ... or 80th ...

Or 99th percent. Where do you fit in?

The calculator [linked] above shows where your income stands on the wide range of the 99%. An annual salary above $506,000 puts you in the top 1%, while you need to make less than $2,500 a year to be in the bottom 1%. Where do you stand? ...

We've had us some spirited discussion here about how much money animation artists have to make be be considered "wealthy." Now we have the question answered.

One hundred and sixty grand puts you in the highest 10%.

One hundred grand put you at 81%.

And $60,000 per annum ranks you in the 61st percentile.

Living in Southern California, of course, can be a pricey exercise, especially if you're buying a house that isn't in Palmdale, Barstow or the further reaches of San Bernadino. Neil Diamond sang about L.A.'s rents being low, but that was half a life-time ago. The costs of existence have gone up since then.

But it's always good to understand what most of the American citzenry is actually making here in 2012. We tend the think that the Los Angeles animation industry clings to the lower rungs of the economic ladder. For the most part, that isn't actually the case.


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