Art Directors

risk level
Based on 178 votes
by year 2032
or $50.56 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

14% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Originality

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Fine Arts

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Negotiation

User poll

31% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 14% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Art Directors will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Art Directors' job openings is expected to rise 3.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Very high paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Art Directors' was $105,180, or $50 per hour

'Art Directors' were paid 127.1% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Moderate range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 54,470 people employed as 'Art Directors' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 'Art Directors'.

Job description

Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

SOC Code: 27-1011.00


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Benjamin Fisher (No chance) says
Not a chance, buster, nuh uh! No gosh darn coolant-dripping line of code gone deprive the people of them finest of artsies and fartsies, rabbla rabble!!!!!!!
Apr 27, 2024 at 02:25 AM
Robert forbs (Highly likely) says
All Art directors scan the internet for inspiration to create new idea. Ai could do that in seconds and churn out many iterations in a couple of minutes
Mar 05, 2024 at 10:03 AM
MMS says
I guess AI cannot tell designers what to do. So art directors rule...
Jul 11, 2021 at 02:24 PM
Alejandra Vargas (Highly likely) says
Khan Academy and other websites can offer students information of art pieces.
Jul 29, 2019 at 11:26 PM

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