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12.7% Jobs Projection
$79,420 Median Salary
160 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Art Directors Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 510 Art Directors working in the state.

There were 520 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 Virginia has more Art Directors than average.


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Art Directors in this state are growing at a rate of 12.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 5.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 160 annual Art Directors job openings in Virginia, and 1,860 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Art Directors ranged from $53,870 to $158,430 with $79,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $25.9 to $76.17. The median hourly rate was $38.18.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $38.73 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.55.

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


Top Virginia 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
Richmond, VA 100 $83,490
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 $69,130
Charlottesville, VA 40 $80,760

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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