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Entry-Level Art Director Salary

An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of $47,940 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Interface Design and Adobe Acrobat.
$32,576 - $74,735
(Median)
$33K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $47,940
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$11.18 - $39.62
(Median)
$11
$17
$40
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,576 - $74,735  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,011  
Profit Sharing
$120.12 - $8,092  
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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$31,288 - $77,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 935
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $39.62  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $36.68  
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 - $6,011  
   
Profit Sharing
$120.12 - $8,092  
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).
)
$31,288 - $77,140  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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Art Director Advice

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.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 14%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 13%

Branding
up arrow 10%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Web Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

National Average
$48,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 245 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%