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Art Director Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Art Directors

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,290
25th Percentile Wage
$55,290
50th Percentile Wage
$75,780
75th Percentile Wage
$97,440
90th Percentile Wage
$114,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in the industry sector of 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 $114,470. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid art directors is $42,290.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,780-1.54%6.74%
201576,9500.40%-
201476,6404.83%-
201372,9403.11%-
201270,670--

Compare Art Director Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of art directors in six industries in the 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 local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $79,710. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $49,380). For detailed art director salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$79,710
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$79,090
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,780
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$68,800
State government, including schools and hospitals
$60,640
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$49,380

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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