Mid-Career Art Directors pull down an average of $62K annually. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Mid-Career Art Directors spread between $42K and $100K depending on individual performance. Most Mid-Career Art Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women make up a slight majority of Mid-Career Art Directors (53 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$42,411 - $96,153
$42K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,221
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$14.88 - $70.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$42,411 - $96,153  
   
Bonus
$959 - $9,826  
Profit Sharing
$1,272 - $5,960  
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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$41,680 - $99,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 903
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$14.88 - $70.47  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$22.14 - $59.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$959 - $9,826  
   
Commission
$7,250  
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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$41,680 - $99,810  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 92

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $62,841

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For Mid-Career Art Directors, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Mid-Career Art Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+32 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). Mid-Career Art Directors in Cleveland make 33 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay.

Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.
070
5-9 years
70%
10-19 years
30%
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Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 24%

People Management
up arrow 8%

Adobe After Effects
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National Average
$63,000

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Adobe Acrobat
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Illustration
up arrow 9%

Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 138 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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