Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

27-1011 Art Directors



Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Southeast Minnesota 208$29.12/hr$10.67/hr$11.60/hr$23.97/hr$48.85/hr$57.53/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing40$30.94/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities50$37.88/hr
InformationN/A$34.46/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services720$54.85/hr
Education and Health Services20$37.87/hr
Leisure and Hospitality20$24.53/hr
Other ServicesN/A$28.02/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northwest Minnesota N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$29.18/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 10$36.00/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 10$36.00/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$23.97/hr5.6%
Southwest Minnesota 20$41.11/hr-1.0%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$37.31/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$29.93/hr3.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 910$50.74/hr7.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 910$50.63/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,000$48.84/hr5.1%


Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Graphic Designers 5,900$24.23/hr3.9%
Producers and Directors 1,360$31.32/hr8.8%
Advertising and Promotions Managers 390$56.30/hr7.3%
Marketing Managers 8,350$65.97/hr8.3%


  • Present final layouts to clients for approval.
  • Review and approve art materials, copy materials, and proofs of printed copy developed by staff members.
  • Create custom illustrations or other graphic elements.
  • Work with creative directors to develop design solutions.
  • Manage own accounts and projects, working within budget and scheduling requirements.
  • Formulate basic layout design or presentation approach and specify material details, such as style and size of type, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Confer with clients to determine objectives, budget, background information, and presentation approaches, styles, and techniques.
  • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
  • Confer with creative, art, copywriting, or production department heads to discuss client requirements and presentation concepts and to coordinate creative activities.