Mid-Career Art Director Salary

For Mid-Career Art Directors, yearly average wages total $61K 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. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. 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. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Art Directors. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,159 - $93,474
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$93K
MEDIAN: $60,951
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90%

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$14.61 - $68.11
(Median)
$15
$28
$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
$42,159 - $93,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,704  
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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$41,468 - $98,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $68.11  
   
Overtime
$1.29 - $61.83  
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 - $9,704  
   
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).
)
$41,468 - $98,123  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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 (+33 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Portland (+15 percent). Mid-Career Art Directors looking to maximize their salary may want to steer clear of the Midwest, where three of the lowest-paying cities in the field — Kansas City, St. Louis, and Columbus — are located. Employers pay around 17 percent less in St. Louis and 16 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 24%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 10%


Web Design
up arrow 7%

Project Management
up arrow 6%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Advertising
up arrow 3%

Design
0%

National Average
$62,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Illustration
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 277 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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