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Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Art Directors sits in the ballpark of $60K annually. Total cash earnings of Mid-Career Art Directors range from $41K on the low end to $97K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $8K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Art Directors. Male Mid-Career Art Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,384 - $92,923
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,230
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50%
90%

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$14.62 - $65.00
(Median)
$15
$27
$65
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
$41,384 - $92,923  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,696  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,810  
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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$40,924 - $97,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,272
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$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $60.13  
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 - $9,696  
   
Commission
$1,474 - $15,260  
Profit Sharing
$502 - $7,810  
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).
)
$40,924 - $97,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129

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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 37 percent. Mid-Career Art Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+34 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and Boston (+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. Employers pay around 15 percent less in St. Louis and 13 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 26%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 16%

Branding
up arrow 11%

Video Editing
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 7%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 4%

Design
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

National Average
$61,000

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 310 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 13%