Assistant Art Director Salary

Pay for Assistant Art Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $43K annually. Female Assistant Art Directors are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (68 percent) are women. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Most Assistant Art Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,671 - $68,021
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$68K
MEDIAN: $42,946
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90%

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$11.78 - $22.24
(Median)
$12
$19
$22
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,671 - $68,021  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
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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$30,494 - $67,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.78 - $22.24  
   
Overtime
$10.17 - $30.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,955  
   
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).
)
$30,494 - $67,823  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Assistant Art Director

Assistant art directors have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities and generally work within the art department of a larger organization. Generally, they are lower-level members of the creative department who play the role of a coordinator for projects assigned to the art department and report directly to the art director.

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Assistant Art Director Tasks

  • Edit basic layout design and presentation.
  • Liaise between account staff and the art director.
  • Assist art director in developing accounts and determining design content.
  • Preliminarily review designs.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Art Director


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Assistant Art Directors might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Art Director, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $55K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Art Director


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Assistant Art Directors who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Adobe InDesign.

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Experience Affects Assistant Art Director Salaries



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Art Director Salaries


Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 11%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 23%
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