Assistant Art Director Salary

Earnings for Assistant Art Directors in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Assistant Art Directors who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. Work is enjoyable for Assistant Art Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While close to a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,223 - $76,183
$36K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,094
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50%
90%

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$10.14 - $61.12
$10
$19
$61
MEDIAN: $18.80
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,223 - $76,183  
   
Bonus
$1,915  
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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$31,781 - $82,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.14 - $61.12  
   
Overtime
$27.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,915  
   
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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$31,781 - $82,305  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Art Director


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Assistant Art Directors often transition into upper-level roles like Art Director, for which the average compensation is $56K 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 Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. It is often found that people who know Adobe InDesign are also skilled in Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Art Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Assistant Art Directors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $95K.

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Key Stats for Assistant Art Director

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Assistant Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲100%

▲24%

▲16%

National Average
$48,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Assistant Art Director Salaries



Adobe Illustrator
▲3%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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