Otis College of Art and Design

2020 Southern California

Southern California accounts for 49% of wage and salary employment and 52% of contract employment in California’s Creative Economy. Employment in the region’s creative industries accounts for 10% of regional employment.

Entertainment and Digital Media is the largest creative sector among both wage and salary workers and contract workers, accounting for 63% and 83% of jobs respectively. Fashion has a considerably higher share of wage and salary workers in Southern California (18.2%) than elsewhere in California.