Art Director Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of art directors in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare art director salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,090
25th Percentile Wage
$58,610
50th Percentile Wage
$83,400
75th Percentile Wage
$112,500
90th Percentile Wage
$150,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) art directors is $150,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $45,090.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of art directors in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201683,4001.31%18.21%
201582,3107.58%-
201476,0708.27%-
201369,7802.25%-
201268,210--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of art directors in 14 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for art director occupations is the jewelry and silverware manufacturing industry with an annual salary $155,350. The lowest paying industry is the printing and related support activities industry (annual salary $65,530). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Jewelry and Silverware Manufacturing
$155,350
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$117,770
Apparel Manufacturing
$115,210
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$103,030
Paper Manufacturing
$102,070
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$97,130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$91,830
Chemical Manufacturing
$88,800
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$88,660
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$85,200
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$72,720
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$71,220
Printing and Related Support Activities
$65,530
Printing and Related Support Activities
$65,530

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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