Close to two-thirds of Art Directors in Boston, Mass. have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $44K to $124K per year, but median earnings come to around $76K annually. Most Boston Art Directors survey respondents are women (72 percent). Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$43,850 - $90,032
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$44K
$76K
$90K
MEDIAN: $75,898
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$44,385 - $124,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $76K. Boston Art Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $82K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $84K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%


National Average
$77,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 41%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

Branding
up arrow 11%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Design
0%

National Average
$77,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 5%

Web Design
up arrow 9%

Illustration
up arrow 12%

Advertising
up arrow 20%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 41%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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