Entry-Level Art Director Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of $47,342 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Adobe After Effects, User Interface Design, Branding, and Adobe Acrobat.
Entry-Level Art Director Total Pay (?
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$31,738 - $73,758
(Median)
32K
39K
47K
59K
74K
MEDIAN: $47,342
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Entry-Level Art Director Total Pay (?
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$11.34 - $43.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$31,738 - $73,758  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,468  
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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$30,914 - $76,538  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.34 - $43.41  
   
Overtime
$12.91 - $36.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $24,468  
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).
)
$30,914 - $76,538  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,105
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Pay Difference By Location

up arrow 18%
Atlanta
up arrow 10%
Portland
up arrow 7%
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National Average
$47,000
St. Louis
up arrow 6%
Austin
up arrow 6%
Houston
up arrow 15%
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Art Director Salaries

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 22%
User Interface Design
up arrow 17%
Branding
up arrow 14%
Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 8%
HTML
up arrow 7%
Video Editing
up arrow 6%
Web Design
up arrow 3%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
Design
up arrow 1%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%
Advertising
up arrow 1%
Adobe InDesign
0%
National Average
$47,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 1%
Illustration
up arrow 3%

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Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 16%
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