Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Average Mid-Career Art Directors make around $62K annually. Overall cash earnings for Mid-Career Art Directors stretch from $42K on the lower end to $99K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Art Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mid-Career Art Directors making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,200 - $94,224
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$94K
MEDIAN: $61,691
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90%

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$14.79 - $69.04
(Median)
$15
$28
$69
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$43,200 - $94,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,770  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $7,835  
Commission
$15,000  
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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$42,379 - $98,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $69.04  
   
Overtime
$0.42 - $65.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,770  
   
Commission
$15,000  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $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).
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$42,379 - $98,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 135
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,803

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Surpassing the national average by 43 percent, Mid-Career Art Directors in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mid-Career Art Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+31 percent), Portland (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Seattle (+14 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Workers in Columbus and San Diego earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 25%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Branding
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 2%

Advertising
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

National Average
$63,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
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Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Video Editing
up arrow 5%

Illustration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 272 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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