Assistant Art Director Salary

Assistant Art Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female Assistant Art Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 75 percent. Most Assistant Art Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,635 - $69,254
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$69K
MEDIAN: $43,589
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$11.84 - $59.46
(Median)
$12
$19
$59
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,635 - $69,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
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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$30,683 - $70,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $59.46  
   
Overtime
$23.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,848  
   
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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$30,683 - $70,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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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 often transition into Art Director positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Art Directors earn $55K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Art Director


Assistant Art Directors note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. Those proficient in Adobe Photoshop are, more often than not, also skilled in Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Art Director

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


Assistant Art Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $40K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $43K. Assistant Art Directors see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%



National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Art Director Salaries

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 15%



Graphic Design
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National Average
$42,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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