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Art Director Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for art directors in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of art directors among Washington metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Art Directors in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$57,480
25th Percentile Wage
$79,240
50th Percentile Wage
$96,200
75th Percentile Wage
$117,300
90th Percentile Wage
$148,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for art directors in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $148,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $96,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $57,480.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of art directors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$96,200
-1.20% 4.65%
2016
$97,350
3.20% -
2015
$94,230
-2.56% -
2014
$96,640
4.24% -
2013
$92,540
0.88% -
2012
$91,730
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Art Directors in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of art directors in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of art directors in state of Washington ranges from $59,500 to $137,450. The highest paying area for art directors in Washington is Bremerton-Silverdale with a median annual salary of $137,450. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $99,890). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $59,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Bremerton-Silverdale
$137,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$99,890
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$99,560
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$98,880
Tacoma
$82,930
Spokane
$59,500




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