Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

Art Directors in Boston, Mass. are often veterans in their line of work, with roughly three in five bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $74K annually on average but can range from $49K to $110K per year. There are more female Boston Art Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. For the most part, Art Directors in Boston enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,796 - $89,679
MEDIAN: $73,579

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$48,796 - $89,679  
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$49,100 - $109,518  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $52K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $71K. On average, Art Directors in Boston, Mass. make $82K following one to two decades on the job. Art Directors in Boston who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $80K.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe InDesign

National Average

Graphic Design
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Project Management
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Adobe Acrobat
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Adobe Illustrator
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Web Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


68 %
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 13%