An Art Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $57,970 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Web Design and Adobe After Effects. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$44,492 - $89,247
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$44K
$58K
$89K
MEDIAN: $57,969
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$44,492 - $89,247  
   
Bonus
$503 - $19,866  
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$44,794 - $94,246  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries



National Average
$59,000

Late-Career
up arrow 7%


Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries


Adobe After Effects
up arrow 15%

Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Branding
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$59,000

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 12%

Product Photography
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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