The average salary for an Art Director with Graphic Design skills is $64,353.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Art Director
The top respondents for the job title Art Director are from the companies Cahaba Media Group, The Integer Group and VML. Reported salaries are highest at Adobe Systems Incorporated where the average pay is $100,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include North American Title Company and Power Home Remodeling Group, earning around $89,016 and $72,000, respectively. VML pays the lowest at around $45,000. The Integer Group and Cahaba Media Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $56,500, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Art Director
Skills in Branding and 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 entry-level Art Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $50,531 based on 9 salaries. An early career Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,375 based on 471 salaries. A mid-career Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,388 based on 612 salaries. An experienced Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,242 based on 713 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,896.
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Employees with Art Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 53.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (24.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (23.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (16.9% less), Chicago, Illinois (4.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.0% less).
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