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Art Directors in District of Columbia

Considering a career as an Art Director in District of Columbia?

12.0% Jobs Projection
$72,650 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Art Directors in District of Columbia is growing faster than average.

  • Art Directors in District of Columbia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Art Directors Work in District of Columbia?

In 2018, there were 760 Art Directors working in the state.

There were 720 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for District of Columbia

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 12.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


District of Columbia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 70 annual job openings, and a total of 840 jobs for District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $37,740 to $120,520 with $72,650 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $18.14 to $57.94. The median hourly rate was $34.93.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $35.81 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.88.

The median salary in District of Columbia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top District of Columbia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,170 $74,960

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

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