Entry-Level Art Director Salary

An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of $49,863 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design and Adobe After Effects.

$34,867 - $77,532
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,863
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.89 - $48.58
(Median)
$12
$18
$49
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,867 - $77,532  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,628  
Profit Sharing
$3,389  
Commission
$3,750  
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).
)
$32,527 - $79,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,054
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.89 - $48.58  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.27  
Overtime
$14.54 - $42.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,628  
   
Commission
$3,750  
Profit Sharing
$3,389  
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).
)
$32,527 - $79,861  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 138
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Art Director Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,637

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Art Director Advice

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

Art Director in Tampa:
"Learn the Sales Process."
If you can learn to approach your job from a sales AND creative standpoint you can better communicate through numbers and task flow. At times, when trying to communicate creative only - those not familiar with your job will not be able to understand your process. Familiarize yourself enough so that you can adequately and comfortable communicate how your role will impact theirs and the company as a whole.

Art Director in Tampa:
"The World is Mainly Sales Oriented."
Be involved in the sales aspect because if you have a tendency to communicate from a creative standpoint you can lose your audience. Numbers speak volumes and if you tackle it from a sales / creative standpoint - think hybrid - than you may have a better idea how to handle any conflicts.

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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 17%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

HTML
up arrow 2%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Branding
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$50,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 187 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 17%
ADVERTISEMENT