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Art Directors in Kentucky

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1.8% Jobs Projection
$74,450 Median Salary
50 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Art Directors in Kentucky are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Art Directors in Kentucky is growing slower than average.

  • Art Directors in Kentucky earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Art Directors Work in Kentucky?

In 2018, there were 160 Art Directors working in the state.

There were 160 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Art Directors in KY Employment Trend

The typical state has 415 Art Directors working in it, which means Kentucky has fewer Art Directors than average.

Art Directors in KY vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Kentucky

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 1.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Art Directors: Nation vs. KY

Kentucky Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 50 annual job openings, and a total of 580 jobs for Kentucky Art Directors in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 7,700 annual jobs and 95,200 total jobs in 2026.

What do Art Directors Make in Kentucky?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $43,670 to $113,320 with $74,450 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.99 to $54.48. The median hourly rate was $35.79.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $35.45 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.34.

The median salary in Kentucky is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Art Directors Earnings: KY vs. National Average

Top Kentucky 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
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 370 $90,020
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 $77,090

Top States for Art Directors Employment

View the list below to see where most Art Directors work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York 8,320 $108,470
California 7,620 $118,660
Texas 2,090 $72,080
Illinois 2,080 $90,880
Florida 1,620 $69,060
Massachusetts 1,310 $90,910
Pennsylvania 1,110 $84,760
Ohio 1,100 $79,300
Michigan 1,040 $79,280
New Jersey 1,030 $100,060
Minnesota 960 $89,150
Oregon 960 $96,660
Missouri 850 $82,350
Washington 830 $102,440
District of Columbia 760 $72,650
Georgia 730 $96,810
Connecticut 570 $89,940
Colorado 570 $80,680
Wisconsin 560 $73,420
Arizona 550 $69,560

Below are the states where Art Directors get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $118,660
New York $108,470
New Mexico $104,080
Washington $102,440
New Jersey $100,060
Maine $97,230
Georgia $96,810
Oregon $96,660
Utah $95,210
Alaska $90,910

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Occupation KY Employment Total
Multimedia Artists and Animators 140
Craft Artists 130
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 60


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