Average Mid-Career Art Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$66,138
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$2,850
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Art Director in Chicago, Illinois is $66,138.
10%
$48k
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$66k
90%
$89k
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$48k - $89k
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Popular Skills for Art Director

Skills in Graphic Design and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

An early career Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,307 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,229 based on 49 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $78,073.
Employees with Art Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 52.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (27.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.8% less), Denver, Colorado (3.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 147 survey responses.
Early Career
59.2%
Experienced
33.3%
Late Career
7.5%