The average pay for an Art Director in San Francisco, California is $82,682 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Graphic Design, People Management, and Project Management.

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Salary
$49,665 - $122,449  
   
Bonus
$1,014 - $19,727  
Total Pay (?
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$49,596 - $125,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$49.13  
   
Overtime
$73.50  
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$1,014 - $19,727  
   
Total Pay (?
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$49,596 - $125,287  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
844,811
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$84,000


Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Graphic Design
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 20%

Project Management
up arrow 14%

Design
up arrow 3%

User Interface Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

National Average
$84,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Branding
up arrow 3%

Advertising
up arrow 5%

Video Editing
up arrow 5%

Illustration
up arrow 5%



Web Design
up arrow 8%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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