Entry-Level Art Director Salary

An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of $49,026 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design and Adobe After Effects.

$33,571 - $76,819
(Median)
$34K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $49,025
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$11.75 - $43.24
(Median)
$12
$18
$43
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,571 - $76,819  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,282  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $6,427  
Commission
$750 - $10,500  
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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$31,576 - $78,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 937
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $43.24  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $41.43  
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.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,282  
   
Commission
$750 - $10,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,500 - $6,427  
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).
)
$31,576 - $78,877  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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Art Director Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Art Director in Union:
"Mass Market Retail fast-paced and long hours."
If you work as a graphic designer for retail company or agency, it is a fast paced working environment, very hands on and sometimes long hours. Need to be able to quickly multi-task and meet tight deadlines. Lastly, this career requires you to be able to be multi-skilled and be able to do everything from concept to retouching.

Art Director in Corinth:
"Open to all programs."
I would def spend a lot more time with web design programs and in design, learn web 2.0 tools.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 16%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 11%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Branding
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Advertising
0%

Project Management
0%

Video Editing
0%

National Average
$49,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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