Art Director in Boston, Massachusetts Salary

With approximately three-fifths of Art Directors in Boston reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $49K to $110K per year and averages out to $74K per year. The majority of Boston Art Directors (68 percent) who took the survey are women. Work is enjoyable for Art Directors in Boston, Mass., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took 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.

Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $80K by contrast.

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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%