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Art Directors in Michigan

Want to work in Michigan as an Art Director? Read this first!

5.0% Jobs Projection
$79,280 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Michigan?

1,040 people worked as Art Directors in 2018 in this state.

There were 1,240 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art Directors in MI Employment Trend

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

Art Directors in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 5.0% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Art Directors: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 150 annual job openings, and a total of 1,900 jobs for Michigan 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 Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $44,030 to $141,000 with $79,280 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $21.17 to $67.79. The median hourly rate was $38.11.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.96 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.15.

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

Art Directors Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 770 $84,030
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 $68,160
Ann Arbor, MI 50 $75,220
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 40 $75,440

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 MI Employment Total
Multimedia Artists and Animators 630
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 520
Craft Artists 100


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