Just below two-thirds of Art Directors in Washington are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $54K to $120K per year, and the average comes out to $78K annually. For the most part, Art Directors in Washington, District of Columbia enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Washington Art Directors (58 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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$54,385 - $120,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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$54,385 - $120,332  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Design
up arrow 5%

Illustration
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Branding
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$79,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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