Art Directors

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging, and movie and television productions. They create the overall design of a project and direct others who develop artwork and layouts.

$92,500

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Art Directors

Currently employed

38,110

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

5%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

1,000 to 4,999

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Art Directors

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

California $118,640

New York $111,120

Oregon $96,200

Washington $96,200

New Jersey $94,960

Alaska $93,600

Missouri $93,330

Utah $93,090

Massachusetts $92,240

Georgia $90,360

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Maxxing your 401k as Art Directors

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

20.5%

Per paycheck

$729.33

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $3,557.69
Pre Tax Retirement $729.33
Before Taxes $2,828.36
Taxes $848.51
Take Home $1,979.85

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