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Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Mid-Career Art Directors can expect wages of $60K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Art Directors range from $40K on the low end to $96K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $7K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Art Directors. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mid-Career Art Directors making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$40,151 - $91,806
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$92K
MEDIAN: $59,575
10%
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90%

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$14.42 - $64.78
(Median)
$14
$26
$65
MEDIAN: $25.00
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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
$40,151 - $91,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,527  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,424  
Commission
$1,474 - $15,260  
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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$39,860 - $96,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,311
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
$14.42 - $64.78  
   
Overtime
$1.57 - $67.05  
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 - $9,527  
   
Commission
$1,474 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $7,424  
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).
)
$39,860 - $96,389  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Pay Difference by Location


For Mid-Career Art Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Art Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Milwaukee, 18 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 14 percent below the median salary for those in this field in St. Louis and Columbus.

Skills That Affect Mid-Career Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 30%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 20%

Video Editing
up arrow 15%

Branding
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Web Design
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 8%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 6%


Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$61,000

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 343 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%