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Mid-Career Art Director Salary

For Mid-Career Art Directors, yearly average wages total $60K annually. 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. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Art Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,844 - $92,993
(Median)
$42K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,440
10%
50%
90%

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$14.66 - $67.89
(Median)
$15
$29
$68
MEDIAN: $28.00
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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
$41,844 - $92,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,676  
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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$41,292 - $97,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,275
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
$14.66 - $67.89  
   
Overtime
$1.40 - $61.40  
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 - $9,676  
   
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).
)
$41,292 - $97,613  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Art Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Art Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Portland (+19 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). For Mid-Career Art Directors, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in the Midwest — Kansas City, Milwaukee, and St. Louis — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Milwaukee and St. Louis (17 percent lower and 16 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 16%

Branding
up arrow 10%

Video Editing
up arrow 8%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

HTML
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 3%

Design
0%

National Average
$62,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 296 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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