The salary statistics of art directors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare art director salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average 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 professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $168,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $51,500.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of art directors in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of art directors in eleven industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $98,600. The lowest paying industry is the photographic services industry (annual salary $74,260). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Scientific Research and Development Services|| |
|Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services|| |
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|| |
|Specialized Design Services|| |
|Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences|| |
|Computer Systems Design and Related Services|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services|| |
|Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services|| |
|Photographic Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .