Art Director Salary

The average salary for an Art Director is $60,263 per year. A skill in User Interface Design is associated with high pay for this job.

$39,487 - $92,839
(Median)
$39K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,263
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$13.83 - $67.03
(Median)
$14
$25
$67
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,487 - $92,839  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,789  
Profit Sharing
$491.09 - $7,933  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,479  
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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$38,348 - $98,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $67.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $60.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,789  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,479  
Profit Sharing
$491.09 - $7,933  
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).
)
$38,348 - $98,343  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 378
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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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What is it like working as an Art Director?

Art Director in Portland:
"Moderate stress level, fast paced, creative environment."
Pros: I love it! I can create a creative concept and put everything in to place to tell a strong, visual story.
Cons: I like least being expected to be creative and get a lot of work done under strict time constraints.

Art Director in Oakland:
"Art, Work, and Money."
Pros: Consistent work on creatively stimulating projects. Freedom to work in a variety of mediums. Constantly expanding skill set based on what projects require. Broadening personal portfolio and network. Casual work environment. Flexible schedule.
Cons: Project fluctuation. Pay fluctuation. Sometimes encounter a sense of isolation and miss the social environment of a typical workplace. Rush projects with a team of one. Stress level sometimes.

Art Director in Dallas:
"Creativity."
Pros: It's a job that requires creativity, it's fairly relaxed, you get to see your work out in the world.
Cons: Clients damage the work, bosses have trouble communicating, deadlines don't allow you to be as creative as you'd like.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries






Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Design
0%

Video Editing
0%

National Average
$61,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 700 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 15%
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