Washington Art Directors are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $79K annually on average but can range from $55K to $103K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Men working as Art Directors in Washington, District of Columbia who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 50 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Art Directors in Washington claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$58,035 - $95,379
$58K
$79K
$95K
MEDIAN: $78,938
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$21.00 - $72.41
$30
MEDIAN: $30.00
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Bonus
$5,087  
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$55,266 - $103,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Overtime
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$55,266 - $103,042  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
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Washington:
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District of Columbia:
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Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
042
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
0%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Design
up arrow 5%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$80,000

Branding
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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