Art Director Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$41,360
25th Percentile Wage
$54,060
50th Percentile Wage
$69,920
75th Percentile Wage
$90,250
90th Percentile Wage
$111,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of educational 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 $111,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $69,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $41,360.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,920
3.48% 9.34%
2016
$67,490
1.60% -
2015
$66,410
4.34% -
2014
$63,530
-2.86% -
2013
$65,350
3.00% -
2012
$63,390
- -

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of art directors in 15 industries in the educational 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 elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $82,550. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $53,480). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$82,550
Educational Support Services
$81,180
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$81,180
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$80,630
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$80,200
Educational Services - Local government owned
$79,940
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$77,670
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$77,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$72,030
Educational Services - Privately owned
$71,030
Educational Services
$69,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$65,220
Educational Services - State government owned
$65,090
Other Schools and Instruction
$53,750
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$53,480

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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