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Art Directors in North Carolina

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

10.6% Jobs Projection
$88,400 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Art Directors in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Art Directors Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 310 Art Directors working in the state.

There were 350 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art Directors in NC Employment Trend

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

Art Directors in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 10.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Art Directors: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 940 total jobs in 2026 for Art Directors in this state.

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

What do Art Directors Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $47,670 to $154,940 with $88,400 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $22.92 to $74.49. The median hourly rate was $42.5.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $40.39 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $2.11.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Art Directors Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 110 $83,420
Raleigh, NC 80 $92,080
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 $69,130
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 50 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
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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation NC Employment Total
Multimedia Artists and Animators 630
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 160
Craft Artists 80


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