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
$47,850
25th Percentile Wage
$60,080
50th Percentile Wage
$86,220
75th Percentile Wage
$117,230
90th Percentile Wage
$157,780

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 $157,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $47,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of art directors in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,220
3.27% 20.89%
2016
$83,400
1.31% -
2015
$82,310
7.58% -
2014
$76,070
8.27% -
2013
$69,780
2.25% -
2012
$68,210
- -

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of art directors in 19 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 $71,160). 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
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$124,810
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing
$108,320
Apparel Manufacturing
$108,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$106,390
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$105,350
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
$102,850
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$102,580
Paper Manufacturing
$100,870
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing
$100,870
Chemical Manufacturing
$99,320
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing
$98,930
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$94,060
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$82,610
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$80,850
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$75,520
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing
$75,490
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,160
Printing and Related Support Activities
$71,160

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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