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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 $116,450, California is the highest paying state for art directors. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $109,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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
$116,450
$56,820 6,500
2 New York
$109,790
$63,920 7,950
3 Missouri
$102,320
$53,810 870
4 Washington
$97,350
$58,980 770
5 Massachusetts
$92,430
$51,870 1,060
6 New Jersey
$91,460
$58,660 570
7 Louisiana
$87,520
$50,180 220
8 Georgia
$85,310
$51,120 530
9 Utah
$82,860
$43,770 350
10 Oregon
$82,020
$43,530 980
11 Virginia
$80,550
$37,320 680
12 Ohio
$79,520
$48,140 1,170
13 Delaware
$79,300
$57,220 40
14 Wisconsin
$79,300
$52,850 500
15 Maryland
$79,120
$37,020 340
16 District of Columbia
$78,540
$55,190 650
17 Nevada
$78,490
$56,380 190
18 North Carolina
$78,100
$46,310 320
19 Texas
$77,970
$43,500 1,740
20 Michigan
$77,850
$43,320 1,070
21 Colorado
$77,490
$45,170 750
22 Illinois
$77,390
$44,750 1,730
23 Florida
$77,000
$47,100 1,120
24 New Hampshire
$76,940
$51,980 100
25 Kentucky
$74,990
$42,340 230
26 Connecticut
$74,900
$51,940 640
27 Vermont
$73,480
$43,740 80
28 Minnesota
$73,230
$47,320 760
29 North Dakota
$71,590
$26,890 30
30 Alabama
$71,470
$47,340 280
31 Iowa
$71,360
$38,050 170
32 Pennsylvania
$70,930
$37,400 1,210
33 Rhode Island
$69,070
$37,250 60
34 Maine
$67,390
$35,920 100
35 Nebraska
$66,940
$40,670 230
36 Arizona
$63,190
$41,140 400
37 Tennessee
$63,080
$41,590 280
38 Indiana
$61,210
$39,730 300
39 Arkansas
$60,140
$38,600 60
40 New Mexico
$59,300
$41,320 90
41 Kansas
$58,600
$36,050 330
42 Idaho
$57,760
$18,140 60
43 Oklahoma
$56,050
$33,710 140
44 Hawaii
$54,070
$35,550 140
45 Puerto Rico
$48,540
$24,760 150
46 South Carolina
$46,590
$28,630 180
47 Mississippi
$46,390
$25,800 110

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.