Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Mid-Career Art Directors pull down an average of $61K per year. In the world of Mid-Career Art Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $41K and $98K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $8K, respectively. Men working as Mid-Career Art Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of Mid-Career Art Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,175 - $93,323
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,865
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50%
90%

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$14.63 - $67.89
(Median)
$15
$28
$68
MEDIAN: $27.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,175 - $93,323  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,704  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,835  
Commission
$750 - $19,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,449 - $98,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,290
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $67.89  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,704  
   
Commission
$750 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$501 - $7,835  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$41,449 - $98,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Pay Difference by Location


Mid-Career Art Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Mid-Career Art Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+19 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Portland (+15 percent). Mid-Career Art Directors earn a smaller-than-average sum in the Midwest: In particular, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbus have pay rates lower than anywhere else in the country, all facing salaries below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in St. Louis and Columbus (17 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 24%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 11%


Project Management
up arrow 6%

Web Design
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 3%

Design
0%

Video Editing
0%

National Average
$62,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 279 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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