The average salary for an Early-Career Art Director in Chicago, Illinois is $54,040.
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Job Description for Art Director
Art directors coordinate concept-and-design efforts for promotions which may be in print form, on websites, or in commercials, and they may be involved in consumer promotions, as well. Usually, art directors are more focused on the concept and will delegate work to graphic designers, photographers, and other artists; however, it is still important to be proficient in Photoshop and other design suites in order to lead others' efforts and fill in when necessary. Some art directors may be in charg…Read more
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Popular Skills for Art Director
Skills in Advertising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design and Adobe Photoshop.
Pay by Experience Level for Art Director
A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $66,138 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,275 based on 53 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,073.
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Employees with Art Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 31.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (29.7% more) and New York, New York (25.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (10.4% less) and Detroit, Michigan (9.0% less).
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