Mid-Career Art Director Salary

Mid-Career Art Directors can expect wages of $62K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Mid-Career Art Directors approaches anywhere from $42K on the lower end to $98K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Most Mid-Career Art Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,479 - $94,960
$42K
$62K
$95K
MEDIAN: $62,067
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$15.06 - $75.91
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$42,479 - $94,960  
   
Bonus
$873 - $9,735  
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $5,960  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$41,670 - $98,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 907
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$15.06 - $75.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.76 - $55.98  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$873 - $9,735  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $5,960  
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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$41,670 - $98,387  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,608

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For those looking to make money, Mid-Career Art Directors in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Art Directors will also find cushy salaries in New York (+31 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and Boston (+22 percent). For Mid-Career Art Directors, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and small cities are best to be avoided for those eager to increase earning potential. Cleveland, Denver, and Portland — three cities with fewer than a million residents — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Employers in Denver and Portland also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.
5-9 years
71%
10-19 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 149 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 16%
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