Art Director Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

With three-fifths of Art Directors in Boston, Mass. reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $107K per year and averages out to $74K annually. Female Art Directors in Boston are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (63 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$48,936 - $89,368
MEDIAN: $73,579

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$48,936 - $89,368  
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$49,288 - $107,411  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $52K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $71K. For Art Directors in Boston, Mass., 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $80K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

National Average

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Skills That Affect Salaries

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Adobe Photoshop
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Graphic Design
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Adobe InDesign
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National Average

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.


63 %
38 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%