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Art Directors in Wisconsin

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

7.6% Jobs Projection
$73,420 Median Salary
110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Wisconsin?

There were approximately 560 workers employed as Art Directors in this state in 2018.

There were 510 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Art Directors in WI Employment Trend

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

Art Directors in WI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 7.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.

Job Projections for Art Directors: Nation vs. WI

Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 110 annual job openings, and a total of 1,280 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $51,730 to $119,000 with $73,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $24.87 to $57.21. The median hourly rate was $35.3.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $36.32 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $1.02.

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

Art Directors Earnings: WI vs. National Average

Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,010 $90,430
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 870 $91,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 330 $74,300
Madison, WI 90 $78,010

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 WI Employment Total
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 210
Multimedia Artists and Animators 200
Craft Artists 60


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