Associate Art Director Salary

Earnings for Associate Art Directors in the United States come in at around $49K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Women account for the majority of Associate Art Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 65 percent to be exact. Though the majority of Associate Art Directors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,586 - $80,176

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$12.82 - $44.70

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,586 - $80,176  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
Total Pay (?
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$35,107 - $81,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $44.70  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,891  
   
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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$35,107 - $81,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Job Description for Associate Art Director

Creative departments in media and marketing will normally have an art director who works to set the graphic look and feel of websites, magazines, or marketing campaigns. An associate art director works alongside a senior art director, providing assistance and input on these design decisions. The associate art director also will typically be delegated the more routine artistic tasks to carry out.

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Associate Art Director Tasks

  • Liaise with creative teams and other departments for continuity and efficiency.
  • Review and recommend changes to portfolios and campaigns, ensuring fit with brand.
  • Create and prototype initiatives and campaigns.
  • Meet with clients to identify requirements, pitch ideas, and present campaigns.

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Associate Art Directors' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Art Director. The average Senior Art Director brings home $72K per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Art Director


Professional skills reported by Associate Art Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Design, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Design.

Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Associate Art Directors, 29 percent above the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Chicago.

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Experience Affects Associate Art Director Salaries



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Associate Art Director Salaries

National Average
$50,000

Design
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Graphic Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%
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