Mid-Career Art Directors take home approximately $62K per year on average. In the world of Mid-Career Art Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $100K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $16K, respectively. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,466 - $95,994
(Median)
$43K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,445
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$15.02 - $69.29
(Median)
$15
$29
$69
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$43,466 - $95,994  
   
Bonus
$900 - $9,643  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $15,584  
Commission
$7,250  
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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$42,589 - $99,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 894
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$15.02 - $69.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$21.72 - $57.00  
National Annualized 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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$900 - $9,643  
   
Commission
$7,250  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $15,584  
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).
)
$42,589 - $99,854  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,211

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For Mid-Career Art Directors, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 45 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Art Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Washington (+23 percent), Portland (+17 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Mid-Career Art Directors is geography, with workers in St. Louis earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average.

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Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 22%

People Management
up arrow 9%

Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 2%

National Average
$63,000

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Branding
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Advertising
up arrow 4%



Illustration
up arrow 9%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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