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Assistant Art Director Salary

The average Assistant Art Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $42K annually. Although about a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women make up the majority of Assistant Art Directors (66 percent) who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,748 - $65,119
(Median)
$31K
$42K
$65K
MEDIAN: $42,294
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50%
90%

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$11.53 - $22.82
(Median)
$12
$19
$23
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
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
$30,748 - $65,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
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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$30,407 - $65,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.53 - $22.82  
   
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,992  
   
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).
)
$30,407 - $65,899  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in 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 12%


Adobe Photoshop
0%

National Average
$42,000

Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 21%
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