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
$50,860
25th Percentile Wage
$69,140
50th Percentile Wage
$99,110
75th Percentile Wage
$137,890
90th Percentile Wage
$180,160

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
2017
$99,110
5.74% 19.08%
2016
$93,420
3.55% -
2015
$90,100
7.40% -
2014
$83,430
2.10% -
2013
$81,680
1.81% -
2012
$80,200
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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
$122,820
Motion Picture and Video Industries
$112,800
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries
$112,750
Other Information Services
$110,520
Other Information Services
$110,520
Cable and Other Subscription Programming
$99,550
Broadcasting (except Internet)
$97,440
Radio and Television Broadcasting
$96,030
Television Broadcasting
$95,760
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,890
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services
$89,890
Radio Broadcasting
$88,020
Publishing Industries (except Internet)
$86,140
Sound Recording Industries
$85,730
Telecommunications
$82,190
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
$81,650
Newspaper Publishers
$68,380
Wired Telecommunications Carriers
$67,870

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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