Information About Art Directors

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Training

Art directors need bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience.

Degrees for Art directors
Training for Art Directors
Percent
Less than High School 3.1
High School 11.2
Some College 19.6
Associates Degree 10.0
Bachelors Degree 42.3
Masters Degree 12.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.6

Employment

Represents about 84,000 people in the United States- 60.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more art directors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 28,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, art directors make $45.92 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Art directors $21.20 $28.10 $39.00 $56.30 $80.10
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $9.38 $13.70 $20.90 $31.70 $45.40
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, art directors make $95,500 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Art directors $44,120 $58,520 $81,260 $117,290 $166,620
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations $19,520 $28,640 $43,640 $66,080 $94,470
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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