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Art Director Salary in Sector of Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)

The salary statistics of art directors in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government) are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare art director salaries in different industries within the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector.

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$47,490
25th Percentile Wage
$60,550
50th Percentile Wage
$84,400
75th Percentile Wage
$107,960
90th Percentile Wage
$145,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of other services (except federal, state, and local government). 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 $145,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $84,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $47,490.

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 other services (except federal, state, and local government) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201684,4006.75%23.35%
201578,7007.98%-
201472,4202.58%-
201370,5508.31%-
201264,690--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government) Sector

The average salaries of art directors in four industries in the other services (except federal, state, and local government) 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 social advocacy organizations industry with an annual salary $88,070. The lowest paying industry is the civic and social organizations industry (annual salary $72,390). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Social Advocacy Organizations
$88,070
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$86,180
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$84,210
Civic and Social Organizations
$72,390

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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