Los Angeles Art Directors can expect to earn an average of $71K annually. Male Art Directors in Los Angeles are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$47,760 - $101,378
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$48K
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MEDIAN: $70,695
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$20.55 - $91.83
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$21
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$92
MEDIAN: $49.00
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Salary
$47,760 - $101,378  
   
Bonus
$1,474 - $10,500  
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
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$47,866 - $109,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$20.55 - $91.83  
   
Overtime
$34.00  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$1,474 - $10,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$47,866 - $109,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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About Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County, California
3,888,117
Male:
1,958,998 (49.3%)
Female:
2,012,898 (50.7%)
Los Angeles (/lɒs ˈændʒəlᵻs/, Spanish for "The Angels"), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the second-most populous city in the United States after New York City, the most populous city in California, and the county seat of Los Angeles County. Situated in Southern California, Los Angeles is known for its mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, sprawling metropolis, and as a major center of the American entertainment industry. Los Angeles lies in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Historically home to the Chumash and Tongva, Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican...
Los Angeles:
$52,024
California:
$64,500
$1,271
Los Angeles:
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

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


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $59K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $71K. Art Directors in Los Angeles with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $94K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $83K.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Illustration
up arrow 33%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 20%

People Management
up arrow 17%

User Interface Design
up arrow 11%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Branding
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$72,000

Design
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%



Web Design
up arrow 8%

Product Photography
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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