Art Directors (27-1011)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 2827 -3.61 12
United States 90,30095,200 5.44,500 2,7007,690

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 52.6925.6033.23 45.3062.6690.75
Alaska **33.23 *62.66*
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 38.5327.1131.73 37.7745.8550.49

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
261 3.848.0 32.0
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation8
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation0
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 42
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: More than 5 years On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

University of Alaska Anchorage, Kenai   (Soldotna)
Digital Art AAS

Vocational Training and Resource Center   (Juneau)
Artist: Comprehensive