Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Median pay for Mid-Career Art Directors is around $61K per year. Overall cash earnings for Mid-Career Art Directors stretch from $41K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mid-Career Art Directors making up 53 percent of survey respondents. For the most part, Mid-Career Art Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,143 - $93,226

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$14.63 - $67.89

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,143 - $93,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,684  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,891  
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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$41,419 - $97,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $67.89  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $61.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,684  
   
Commission
$750 - $19,000  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $7,891  
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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$41,419 - $97,897  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Portland (+20 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 18 percent south of the national average. Employers in Columbus and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 23%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%

Web Design
up arrow 6%


Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

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%

Video Editing
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 273 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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