Art Director Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

The majority of Art Directors in Washington — roughly two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $58K to $126K per year, and the median is $75K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Washington Art Directors making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Art Directors in Washington, District of Columbia largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,402 - $95,561
MEDIAN: $75,057

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$60,402 - $95,561  
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$58,466 - $125,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

National Average

Adobe InDesign
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Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.


48 %
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 16%