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.

An Art Director can receive a wage between 72000 - 108000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Art Directors earn an average wage of Ninety Four Thousand Five Hundred dollars per annum.

Art Directors have the most lucrative average salary level in New York, where they get average compensation of approximately $121890. People in this job function receive the highest pay in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they can get average pay of $106590.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 28.99 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Art Directors tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $106,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $99,090
Retail Trade $97,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises $94,100
Information $92,780
Finance and Insurance $89,750
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $66,050
Educational Services $66,210
Other Services (except Public Administration) $68,970
Manufacturing $74,270
Health Care and Social Assistance $75,850
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $79,770
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