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Entry-Level Art Director Salary

An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of $48,797 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design and Adobe After Effects.

$33,457 - $75,637
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,796
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$11.49 - $40.27
(Median)
$11
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $17.00
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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
$33,457 - $75,637  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,297  
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).
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$31,477 - $78,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 924
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.49 - $40.27  
   
Overtime
$6.50 - $39.56  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,297  
   
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).
)
$31,477 - $78,015  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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

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 13%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Branding
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

Advertising
0%

Illustration
0%

National Average
$49,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 17%
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