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
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

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 $180,160. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $99,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $50,860.

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 information from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
5.74% 19.08%
3.55% -
7.40% -
2.10% -
1.81% -
- -

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 $122,820. The lowest paying industry is the wired telecommunications carriers industry (annual salary $67,870). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Software Publishers
Motion Picture and Video Industries
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
Other Information Services
Other Information Services
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
Broadcasting (except Internet)
Radio and Television Broadcasting
Television Broadcasting
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
Radio Broadcasting
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
Sound Recording Industries
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
Newspaper Publishers
Wired Telecommunications Carriers

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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