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Art Director Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

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.

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,500
25th Percentile Wage
$66,730
50th Percentile Wage
$91,630
75th Percentile Wage
$126,410
90th Percentile Wage
$168,900

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.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201691,630-0.94%5.90%
201592,4902.49%-
201490,1902.46%-
201387,9701.99%-
201286,220--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

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
$98,600
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services
$96,080
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$95,690
Specialized Design Services
$95,680
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$95,020
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$94,870
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$91,630
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
$90,730
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$90,210
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$85,530
Photographic Services
$74,260

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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