Assistant Art Director Salary

Assistant Art Directors in the United States take home approximately $42K annually on average. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Art Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the majority of Assistant Art Directors (64 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one in five lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,876 - $65,315
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,370
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90%

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$11.59 - $22.69
(Median)
$12
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,876 - $65,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
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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$30,475 - $65,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.59 - $22.69  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $39.15  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,975  
   
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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$30,475 - $65,768  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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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Advancing into an Art Director role seems to be a popular career move for Assistant Art Directors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $55K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Art Director


Assistant Art Directors who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Adobe Photoshop indicates knowledge of 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 8%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$42,000

Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%