Assistant Art Director Salary

Assistant Art Directors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $44K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Assistant Art Directors making up 75 percent. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. For the most part, Assistant Art Directors enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to 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 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


Assistant Art Directors report a focused set 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 educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Adobe InDesign.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Art Director

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


For many Assistant Art Directors, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $40K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $43K. Assistant Art Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $61K.

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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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