Career information and college search tools for art directors and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Art Directors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Art Directors jobs , as of 2016

Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 3,960 $125,970
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 1,340 $139,530
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 780 N/A
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 720 $90,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 660 $104,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 420 $84,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell 420 $95,100
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 400 $87,130
Austin-Round Rock 390 $90,860
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale 330 $71,550

Compare Total Employment & Salaries for Art Directors

Use our handy tool to see what employment and salary numbers look like for two different metro areas

Select State
Select Metro Area 1
Select Metro Area 2

Total employment and salary for professions similar to art directors

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Art Directors

To find out more about building a career as Art Directors, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

All Types

Source : 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Most Popular Industries for
Art Directors

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Professional And Technical Services 16,280 49% $82,540
Traditional Publishing 6,410 19% $68,170
Movie And Music 1,910 5% $89,190
Performing Arts And Sports 1,260 3% $58,200
Printing 1,200 3% $53,270
Business Management 1,070 3% $86,610
Media And Broadcasting 700 2% $66,270
Education 580 1% $54,380
Other Information Services 460 1% N/A
Office Services And Staffing 450 1% $75,300
Non-store Retailers 410 1% $73,960
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 330 1% $93,640
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.
Results:  3
Matching School Ads
  • Digital Photography (BS)
  • Photographic Imaging (AA)
  • Digital Cinema & Video Production (BS)
  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
  • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
  • Students can choose from courses that cover areas such as advertising concepts, art direction, experience design, and online marketing
  • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
  • Join our next Open House on 10/21 (10/28 @ select locations)!
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started


Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

camnpus icon
San Diego
Request Info
  • Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
Back to Top