Art Director in Los Angeles Salary

Art Directors in Los Angeles can expect wages of $73K per year on average. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Los Angeles Art Directors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Art Directors in Los Angeles, Calif. making up 52 percent of survey respondents. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$46,020 - $102,388
(Median)
$46K
$73K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,219
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90%

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$19.57 - $83.46
(Median)
$20
$48
$83
MEDIAN: $47.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,020 - $102,388  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$45,721 - $109,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 202
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$19.57 - $83.46  
   
Overtime
$37.75  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$45,721 - $109,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

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


For many Los Angeles Art Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $61K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $74K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $84K in this role. Art Directors in Los Angeles, Calif. with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $90K.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries



National Average
$76,000



Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Video Editing
up arrow 30%

Branding
up arrow 15%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 12%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 10%

Illustration
up arrow 6%

User Interface Design
up arrow 6%


Web Design
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$76,000

Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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