Art Director Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Art Directors in Boston tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $102K per year, median earnings come to $72K per year. Work is enjoyable for Boston Art Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Art Directors in Boston, Mass. who responded to the questionnaire — 63 percent to be exact. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,102 - $88,419
MEDIAN: $71,933

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$48,102 - $88,419  
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$48,602 - $101,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts

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. Art Directors in Boston bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $76K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

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Skills That Affect Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts Salaries

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Graphic Design
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Adobe Acrobat
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Adobe Photoshop
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.


63 %
37 %

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: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 17%