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Highest Paying States for Art Directors

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $118,640, California is the highest paying state for art directors. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $111,120). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Art Directors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 California
$118,640
$60,900 6,920
2 New York
$111,120
$66,560 7,970
3 Washington
$96,200
$57,480 660
4 Oregon
$96,200
$66,110 1,100
5 New Jersey
$94,960
$60,650 810
6 Alaska
$93,600
$47,410 60
7 Missouri
$93,330
$45,800 840
8 Utah
$93,090
$45,680 430
9 Massachusetts
$92,240
$50,720 1,410
10 Georgia
$90,360
$50,790 620
11 New Mexico
$89,960
$43,180 90
12 Delaware
$86,630
$62,070 50
13 West Virginia
$86,180
$48,040 40
14 Illinois
$85,010
$51,120 2,300
15 North Carolina
$84,000
$42,290 350
16 Connecticut
$83,960
$53,740 590
17 Colorado
$81,250
$46,800 660
18 Ohio
$80,700
$46,120 1,080
19 Virginia
$80,560
$51,970 520
20 Nevada
$80,450
$55,670 190
21 Pennsylvania
$78,390
$44,130 990
22 New Hampshire
$78,230
$56,080 100
23 Texas
$77,860
$44,810 1,890
24 Minnesota
$76,950
$48,640 850
25 Rhode Island
$76,100
$38,560 100
26 Alabama
$75,790
$50,450 220
27 Wisconsin
$75,540
$51,670 510
28 Florida
$75,490
$50,130 1,280
29 Maryland
$75,440
$37,480 380
30 Michigan
$74,790
$37,980 1,240
31 District of Columbia
$74,480
$37,150 720
32 Kentucky
$73,740
$42,980 160
33 Vermont
$72,910
$39,800 70
34 Nebraska
$69,260
$39,110 200
35 Tennessee
$69,100
$40,640 330
36 North Dakota
$68,380
$26,540 40
37 Iowa
$67,540
$40,320 230
38 Maine
$67,390
$35,920 180
39 Indiana
$66,840
$42,570 310
40 Kansas
$65,260
$39,210 330
41 Louisiana
$63,850
$42,360 160
42 Arkansas
$63,840
$40,020 110
43 Idaho
$62,920
$18,940 70
44 Arizona
$62,760
$41,820 470
45 Hawaii
$62,550
$33,460 80
46 Oklahoma
$61,330
$42,140 120
47 South Carolina
$58,470
$41,530 160
48 Puerto Rico
$50,220
$29,310 150
49 Mississippi
$50,180
$37,300 60

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of art directors in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for art directors, Top Paying Jobs in America.