Art Director Salary in Sector of Information

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

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,500
25th Percentile Wage
$64,660
50th Percentile Wage
$93,420
75th Percentile Wage
$131,450
90th Percentile Wage
$175,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of information. 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 $175,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $93,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $46,500.

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 information from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201693,4203.55%14.15%
201590,1007.40%-
201483,4302.10%-
201381,6801.81%-
201280,200--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Information Sector

The average salaries of art directors in 18 industries in the information 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 software publishers industry with an annual salary $127,640. The lowest paying industry is the newspaper publishers industry (annual salary $59,640). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
$127,640
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$112,140
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$111,320
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$109,760
Other Information Services
$100,610
Other Information Services
$100,610
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$92,920
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,890
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,890
Television Broadcasting
$89,050
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$88,950
Radio Broadcasting
$88,020
Sound Recording Industries
$85,730
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$81,850
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$77,610
Telecommunications
$69,440
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$67,870
Newspaper Publishers
$59,640

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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