Art Director Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

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

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,460
25th Percentile Wage
$67,920
50th Percentile Wage
$86,390
75th Percentile Wage
$101,850
90th Percentile Wage
$125,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of retail 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 $125,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $86,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $51,460.

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 retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201686,3900.60%39.04%
201585,87024.01%-
201465,25015.28%-
201355,2804.74%-
201252,660--

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

The average salaries of art directors in eight industries in the retail 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 other miscellaneous store retailers industry with an annual salary $90,420. The lowest paying industry is the clothing stores industry (annual salary $47,330). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$90,420
Miscellaneous Store Retailers
$90,400
Nonstore Retailers
$81,400
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses
$81,350
General Merchandise Stores
$59,330
Department Stores
$59,330
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
$47,330
Clothing Stores
$47,330

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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