Average Art Director with Graphic Design Skills Salary

$64,353
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,850
Bonus
$5,020
Commission
$2,073
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The average salary for an Art Director with Graphic Design skills is $64,353.
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$43k
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$64k
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$96k
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$43k - $96k
Bonus
$506 - $8k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $7k
Commission
$3k - $15k
Total Pay
$42k - $101k
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Job Description 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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,187 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.4%
Early Career
21.5%
Mid Career
28.0%
Experienced
32.6%
Late Career
17.5%