Artistic Director Salary

Artistic Directors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up approximately two-thirds of Artistic Directors. Pay fluctuates from $27K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $49K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Men make up a slight majority of Artistic Directors (58 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Artistic Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. A little over a half enjoy medical while just under one in three get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a fifth. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,640 - $96,855
$26K
$49K
$97K
MEDIAN: $49,245
10%
50%
90%

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$12.00 - $75.00
$12
$20
$75
MEDIAN: $19.80
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$0$100K
Salary $25,640 - $96,855
Bonus $1,600
Commission $12,750
Total Pay (?
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).
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$26,791 - $100,388
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 103
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $75.00
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $1,600
Commission $12,750
Total Pay (?
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).
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$26,791 - $100,388
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Artistic Director

Artistic directors generally work with theaters, but are also hired by other organizations. The ideal applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in a theatrical discipline and previous experience in the field. Some companies and organizations may require knowledge of Microsoft Office, though most do not.

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Artistic Director Tasks

  • Formulate design and presentation concepts including type size and style, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Present designs to clients.
  • Review and approve all materials, copies, and proofs.
  • Direct employees in artwork, layout design, and copy writing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Artistic Director

Pay by Experience for an Artistic Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Artistic Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Artistic Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Artistic Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 38 salaries. An Artistic Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Artistic Director

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
38%
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Experience Affects Artistic Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲26%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$48,000

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Artistic Director Salaries


Fundraising
▲3%

People Management
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Curriculum Planning
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 45%
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