ART DIRECTOR SALARY

Average Yearly Salary
$77,000
$44,000
Min 10%
$77,000
Median 50%
$133,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Wieden+Kennedy
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does an art director make?
Art Directors in America make an average salary of $77,110 per year or $37.07 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $133,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $44,000. Media companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana have the highest paying Art Director jobs. The typical employment in the position spans 4.2 years.

Average Art Director Salary By Company

If you are an Art Director, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Art Directors are in Media companies and Professional companies. Wieden+Kennedy and Scholastic are the highest paying companies. Also, companies like Facebook and Technicolor pay their Art Directors very well.

Average Art Director Salary By Location

Art Directors in the United States of America make on average $77,110 a year or $37.07 per hour. Seattle, WA reports the highest annual salary for Art Directors at 107,785. The Seattle, WA average entry-level salary for Art Directors is $62,000. Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana are the highest paying states. Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Seattle, WA
$107,785
2
Portland, OR
$106,105
3
San Francisco, CA
$94,114
4
Las Vegas, NV
$81,105
5
Boulder, CO
$74,678

Average Art Director Salary By Industry

The type of industry that an Art Director works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Finance companies, Retail companies, and Media companies tend to have the highest salaries for Art Directors. Salaries for Art Directors in Finance companies average $79,583 annually, while Retail companies and Media companies pay $78,348 and $75,968, respectively. At $74,835, the average salary for Art Directors in the Professional industry is lower than other industries.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Finance
$79,583
2
Retail
$78,348
3
Media
$75,968
4
Hospitality
$75,964
5
Professional
$74,835

RECENTLY ADDED Art Director SALARIES

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Stripes Agency
Art Director
10/31/2019
$55,000
Robert Half
Art Director
10/29/2019
$87,237
Robert Half
Art Director
10/24/2019
$73,045
Robert Half
Art Director
10/21/2019
$66,784
Robert Half
Art Director
10/16/2019
$73,045
Robert Half
Art Director
10/11/2019
$73,045
Cybercoders
Art Director
09/28/2019
$55,000
Robert Half
Art Director
09/25/2019
$62,610
Robert Half
Art Director
09/09/2019
$55,000
Robert Half
Art Director
09/08/2019
$35,000
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