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Art Directors - What They Do


Art Directors have generally received a Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience and have at least some work experience in the field before they can take on the responsibilities of the job. Once employed, Art Directors can expect to earn an average of $78,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Art Directors will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.0% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Art Directors are more likely to be operating their own business than working for someone else. Currently, 59.0% of the employment base enjoys the self-employed lifestyle.

Given the job environment today, Art Directors can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.1% are currently unemployed.

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