Art Director Salary in Sector of Wholesale Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,250
25th Percentile Wage
$65,060
50th Percentile Wage
$86,780
75th Percentile Wage
$122,330
90th Percentile Wage
$171,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of wholesale trade. 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 $171,140. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $50,250.

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 wholesale trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,780-8.55%-9.65%
201594,2002.21%-
201492,120-8.28%-
201399,7504.61%-
201295,150--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Wholesale Trade Sector

The average salaries of art directors in ten industries in the wholesale trade 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 wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers industry with an annual salary $97,250. The lowest paying industry is the miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers industry (annual salary $62,080). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$97,250
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers
$97,250
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers
$96,630
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers
$96,090
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
$90,670
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods
$90,410
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$71,340
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$69,350
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$67,220
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers
$62,080

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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