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Art Directors in Tennessee

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

9.7% Jobs Projection
$71,010 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 380 Art Directors working in the state.

There were 330 Art Directors employed in this state in 2017.

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


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


Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 9.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 70 annual Art Directors job openings in Tennessee, and 790 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Art Directors Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $41,680 to $136,140 with $71,010 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $20.04 to $65.45. The median hourly rate was $34.14.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $33.22 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.92.

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


Top Tennessee 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
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN 180 $75,340
Knoxville, TN 60 $60,910
Chattanooga, TN-GA 40 $83,090
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 $73,500

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

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