The average Assistant Art Director in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Assistant Art Directors make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$33,000 - $75,462
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,842
10%
50%
90%

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$10.07 - $61.28
(Median)
$10
$19
$61
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,000 - $75,462  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
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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$31,657 - $80,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $61.28  
   
Overtime
$27.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$201.34 - $4,966  
   
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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$31,657 - $80,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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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Many Assistant Art Directors advance into a slightly higher-paying Art Director position. Average compensation for Art Directors is $56K.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Art Director


Professional skills reported by Assistant Art Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Adobe InDesign also know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Art Director

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


For Assistant Art Directors, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Assistant Art Directors make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Assistant Art Directors who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

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Experience Affects Assistant Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Art Director Salaries


Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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