The average salary for an Art Director is $55,595 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Art Director Total Pay (?
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$36,242 - $85,717
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MEDIAN: $55,595
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Art Director Total Pay (?
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$13.55 - $64.95
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,242 - $85,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,886  
Profit Sharing
$485.88 - $7,241  
Commission
$0.00 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,559 - $90,798  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $64.95  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $59.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,886  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $15,456  
Profit Sharing
$485.88 - $7,241  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,559 - $90,798  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,819
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Job Description for Art Director
This is a fast-paced, creative position that is most often found in large media organizations such as newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, production companies and advertising firms.
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Art Director Tasks
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
  • Confer with department heads to discuss requirements, present concepts and to coordinate creative activities.
  • Create basic layout design and specify material details.
  • Formulate and implement design concepts and presentation approaches, and layout design.
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director
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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

National Average
$56,000

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Adobe InDesign
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$56,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
48%
female alumni
 
Male
52%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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