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Art Directors in Iowa

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

4.5% Jobs Projection
$70,970 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Art Directors in Iowa is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Iowa?

220 people worked as Art Directors in 2018 in this state.

There were 230 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 4.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 460 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $43,040 to $114,480 with $70,970 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.69 to $55.04. The median hourly rate was $34.12.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $32.47 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $1.65.

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


Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 190 $76,410
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 140 $72,510

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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