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Art Directors in Washington

Is Washington a good place for you to work as an Art Director?

32.6% Jobs Projection
$102,440 Median Salary
240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Washington?

In Washington, there were 830 people working as Art Directors in the year 2018.

There were 660 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art Directors in WA Employment Trend

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

Art Directors in WA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Washington

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 32.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Art Directors: Nation vs. WA

Washington Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 240 annual job openings, and a total of 2,560 jobs for Washington 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 Washington?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $69,500 to $155,280 with $102,440 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $33.41 to $74.65. The median hourly rate was $49.25.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $46.25 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $3.00.

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

Art Directors Earnings: WA vs. National Average

Top Washington 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 850 $100,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 760 $104,140

Top States for Art Directors Employment

The table below shows the states 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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation WA Employment Total
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 320
Craft Artists 30


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