Art Director in Chicago, Illinois Salary

An Art Director in Chicago, Illinois earns an average salary of $55,946 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$44,675 - $87,173
$45K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,446
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $44,675 - $87,173
Bonus $1,030 - $10,033
Total Pay (?
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$45,241 - $90,882
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93

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About Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

Pay by Experience for an Art Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Art Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 50 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Art Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 25 salaries. An experienced Art Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 19 salaries. An Art Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

▲25%

▲3%

▲3%

National Average
$63,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

National Average
$63,000

Adobe After Effects
▼2%


▼7%

▼8%

▼8%

Adobe Photoshop
▼9%

Adobe Illustrator
▼9%

▼9%

Adobe Acrobat
▼9%


People Management
▼10%


Product Photography
▼13%

Video Editing
▼15%

Illustration
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 9%
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