Art Director in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Art Directors in Washington, District of Columbia who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just under two-thirds of Art Directors in Washington. Pay fluctuates from $57K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $77K annually. Job satisfaction for Washington Art Directors is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Women make up a slight majority of Art Directors in Washington (53 percent) survey respondents. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,285 - $95,019
$56K
$78K
$95K
MEDIAN: $77,906
10%
50%
90%

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Salary $56,285 - $95,019
Bonus $5,087
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$57,030 - $103,042
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

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.

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Art Director Tasks

  • Create basic layout design and specify material details.
  • Formulate and implement design concepts and presentation approaches, and layout design.
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
  • Confer with department heads to discuss requirements, present concepts and to coordinate creative activities.

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

Art Director Job Listings

Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

▲11%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Design
▲6%

Illustration
▲4%

Graphic Design
▲2%

Advertising
▲2%

Adobe Photoshop
▲1%

Branding
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

Adobe InDesign
▼1%

People Management
▼1%

Adobe Illustrator
▼2%

Adobe Acrobat
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 8%