Salary for Art Directors

Also known as:  Art Director, Magazine Designer

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The job of an arti director involves determining client budget and needs, and obtaining background information for a project. They may product custom graphic elements, select or review art materials and illustrations, design material layout, and work with individuals in other departments to create a product which meets client demands. These professionals generally hold Bachelor's degrees in related areas.

A Art Director usually receives a compensation in a range of $54,530 and $199,250 depending on education and experience. will normally receive an average compensation of one hundred and fourteen thousand four hundred and ninety dollars annually.

can obtain the highest salaries in New York, where they receive compensation, on average, of close to about $142,210. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Retail Trade, which has a compensation of $123,170.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 57.17 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Art Directors tend to make the most in the following industries:

Retail Trade
$123,170
Information
$123,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$116,450
Construction
$116,340
Finance and Insurance
$113,470
Wholesale Trade
$110,240

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$72,470
Educational Services
$82,520
Public Administration
$82,540
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$89,250
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$96,960
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$98,440