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Highest Paying Cities for Art Directors

The top 100 highest paying cities for art directors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of art directors in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $137,450, Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington is the highest paying city for art directors. It is followed by San Rafael, USA (average annual salary $136,670). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of art directors in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Art Directors

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$137,450
30
2 San Rafael, USA
$136,670
40
3 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$131,620
1,150
4 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$126,680
1,500
5 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$123,780
330
6 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$121,900
3,540
7 Columbia, Missouri
$120,650
n/a
8 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$119,280
4,040
9 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$117,440
6,360
10 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$117,380
30
11 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$113,920
310
12 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$113,840
80
13 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$112,670
7,410
14 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$111,080
250
15 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$111,010
7,990
16 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$108,270
110
17 Fresno, California
$105,630
30
18 Provo-Orem, Utah
$104,220
100
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$104,170
3,560
20 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$100,840
500
21 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$99,890
550
22 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$99,560
560
23 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$99,160
340
24 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$98,880
1,020
25 St Louis, Missouri
$98,830
470
26 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$98,780
100
27 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$97,450
80
28 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$96,710
40
29 Framingham, Massachusetts
$94,190
100
30 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$93,820
280
31 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$93,280
1,080
32 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$93,250
110
33 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$92,820
1,310
34 Anchorage, Alaska
$92,700
50
35 Salt Lake City, Utah
$92,350
280
36 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$92,230
380
37 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$91,920
200
38 Springfield, Massachusetts
$91,330
60
39 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$90,920
210
40 Peabody, Massachusetts
$90,700
40
41 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$90,690
260
42 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$89,810
540
43 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$89,180
360
44 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$88,110
30
45 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$87,400
180
46 Kansas City, Missouri
$87,020
490
47 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$86,740
100
48 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$86,700
560
49 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$86,520
2,070
50 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$86,430
50
51 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$85,980
540
52 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$85,510
50
53 Akron, Ohio
$85,150
50
54 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$85,140
380
55 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$85,130
2,220
56 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$84,940
240
57 Charlottesville, Virginia
$84,560
50
58 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$83,940
100
59 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$83,770
700
60 Wilmington, New Jersey
$83,730
50
61 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$83,260
280
62 Tacoma, Washington
$82,930
30
63 Madison, Wisconsin
$82,020
80
64 Richmond, Virginia
$81,520
90
65 Columbus, Ohio
$81,360
280
66 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$81,220
560
67 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$80,400
70
68 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$80,130
120
69 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$80,020
170
70 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$79,800
150
71 Boulder, Colorado
$79,650
140
72 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$79,600
110
73 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$79,420
120
74 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$79,220
590
75 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$79,200
760
76 Camden, New Jersey
$79,190
50
77 El Paso, Texas
$78,900
30
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana
$78,880
50
79 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$78,730
30
80 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$78,050
280
81 Worcester, Massachusetts
$78,020
60
82 Lincoln, Nebraska
$77,160
50
83 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$76,910
90
84 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$76,780
1,030
85 Rochester, New York
$76,780
150
86 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$76,750
1,120
87 Stockton, California
$76,650
30
88 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$76,440
140
89 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$75,890
100
90 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$75,720
100
91 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$75,560
130
92 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$75,510
70
93 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$74,980
n/a
94 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,780
240
95 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$74,720
180
96 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$74,500
370
97 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$74,420
900
98 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$73,920
50
99 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$73,400
30
100 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$73,370
60
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