Junior Art Director Salary

A Junior Art Director earns an average salary of $41,844 per year. A skill in art direction is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

$31,494 - $51,647

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$31,392 - $52,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 145
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Job Description for Junior Art Director

A junior art director, sometimes referred to as an assistant art director, is the person who assists in planning and development of art and design within various forms of media and communications. This is a position which works primarily in an indoor environment, though some travel can be required for meeting with various companies and departments. This is a position which will generally keep traditional daytime office hours, though extended hours may be required. This position is primarily found in advertising firms, design firms, photography, the media, film industry, and journalism. A junior art director will typically need to hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to the arts, though this can vary dependent on the organization or employer.


Junior Art Director Tasks

  • Utilize industry standard software and technology.
  • Communicate and coordinate with creative and design teams.
  • Lead concept development in line with client’s vision.
  • Present concepts and designs to clients.

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Experience Affects Junior Art Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Junior Art Director Salaries

art direction
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Adobe Illustrator
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe InDesign

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 13%