Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Art Director make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$74,225 / yrTotal Pay
$65,413 / yrBase Pay
$8,812 / yrAdditional Pay

$74,225

 / yr
$46K$121K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Art Director is $74,225 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $65,413 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $8,812 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Art Director

Some related job titles are Art Director/Graphic Designer Salaries with median pay of $69,204, Assistant Art Director Salaries with median pay of $52,559, Freelance Art Director Salaries with median pay of $68,967, Junior Art Director Salaries with median pay of $61,059.

Top Paying Companies

For an Art Director in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Art Director in United States. Employers include Meta, Google and Airbnb.

1
Meta
Meta
$205,020/yr
3
Airbnb
$192,187/yr
5
Apple
$187,167/yr
7
Vimeo
$176,876/yr
10
Uber
$168,827/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Art Director in United States

The top 5 paying industries for an Art Director in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $142,015, Transportation & Logistics with a median total pay of $138,919, Insurance with a median total pay of $134,992, Telecommunications with a median total pay of $128,094, and Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $123,642.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$142,015

    25% Higher than other industries

  • Transportation & LogisticsTransportation & Logistics$138,919

    23% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$134,992

    21% Higher than other industries

  • TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$128,094

    17% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$123,642

    14% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Art Director are Meta, Google, and Airbnb.

MetaMeta$205,020/yr
GoogleGoogle$201,964/yr
AirbnbAirbnb$192,187/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

A Art director salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Art director in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $35,059 to $128,614 per year, based on 1,718 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Art director in US can make a salary range of $50,431 to $125,298 with at least 5 years of experience, based on 6,560 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Art director gets the highest compensation are Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Meta and Activision Publishing. Bigger companies typically pay 35% more than smaller companies for a Art director.

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Art Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$85,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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Art Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$42,000

/yr

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Art Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

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1-3 years
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Art Director (Contract)

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$55

/hr

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10-14 years
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Jr. Art Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$50,200

/yr

$50K | $200

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1-3 years
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Art Director

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$117,000

/yr

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7-9 years
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Art Director

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60

/hr

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4-6 years
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Art Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$65,000

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United States of America

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$60,000

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Art Director pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Art Director is $65,413 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Art Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 10011 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Art Director employees.

The highest salary for an Art Director in United States is $105,232 per year.

The lowest salary for an Art Director in United States is $40,662 per year.

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