Art Directors in California
Considering a career as an Art Director in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Art Directors in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Art Directors in California is growing faster than average.
Art Directors in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Art Directors Work in California?
In 2018, there were 7,620 Art Directors working in the state.
There were 6,920 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 415 Art Directors working in it, which means California has more Art Directors than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 1,400 annual Art Directors job openings in California, and 17,100 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 7,700 annual jobs and 95,200 total jobs in 2026.
What do Art Directors Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $61,440 to $201,780 with $118,660 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $29.54 to $97.01. The median hourly rate was $57.05.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $57.04 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate grew by $0.01.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Art Directors
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Art Directors.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||4,120||$118,940|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,760||$132,050|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||560||$110,170|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||330||$102,860|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||180||$82,450|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||90||n/a|
|Santa Rosa, CA||80||$75,990|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||40||n/a|
Top States for Art Directors Employment
View the list below to see where most Art Directors work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||760||$72,650|
Below are the states where Art Directors get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Multimedia Artists and Animators||10,760|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||2,070|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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