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Art Director Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

Just below three-fifths of Art Directors in Boston have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $49K to $101K per year, but median earnings come to around $72K annually. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. There are more female Art Directors in Boston, Mass. who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$48,245 - $88,227
MEDIAN: $72,359

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$48,245 - $88,227  
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$48,618 - $101,367  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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.

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 $72K. Art Directors in Boston, Mass. bring in $83K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $76K on average.

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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

Adobe Acrobat

National Average

Adobe Photoshop
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Project Management
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Adobe InDesign
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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 13 votes.


66 %
34 %

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: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%