Art Director Salary in the US

$69,350
per year
per month
$5,780
per month
per year

Art Director - Average Salary

The average salary for an Art Director is $69,350 per year ($5,780 per month), which is $15,860 (+30%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Art Director can expect an average starting salary of $47,560. The highest salaries can exceed $115,250.
$47,560
Low
$69,350
Average salary
$115,250
High
$3,960
Low
$5,780
Average salary
$9,600
High

Art Director Salary Range

Low
$47,560
Average salary
$69,350
Senior
$82,500
High
$115,250
Low
$3,960
Average salary
$5,780
Senior
$6,880
High
$9,600
Among Art Directors in the US, Entry Level Art Directors and Junior Art Directors have the lowest salaries, while Advertising Art Directors, Digital Art Directors or Senior Art Directors enjoy the highest salaries.

Art Director - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Digital Art Director$81K/year
+17% 
Advertising Art Director$80K/year
+16% 
Film Art Director$77K/year
+11% 
Senior Art Director$76K/year
+10% 
Video Game Art Director$76K/year
+9% 
Magazine Art Director$64K/year
 -8%
Assistant Art Director$57K/year
 -18%
Junior Art Director$55K/year
 -21%
Entry Level Art Director$53K/year
 -24%

Art Director - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Art Director with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $52,480 per year. A mid level Art Director with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $64,550, while a Senior Art Director with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $77,630. Art Directors with more than 20 years of experience earn $95,640 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Art Director

Late Career▲ +38%
Senior▲ +12%
Average Salary$69,350/year
Mid Level▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -24%

Gender Breakdown

Female
61%
Male
39%

Art Director - Jobs by Location

Art Director - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Art Director jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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