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Associate Art Director Salary

An average Associate Art Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Associate Art Directors (61 percent) who took the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$33,241 - $79,395
MEDIAN: $48,670

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$33,241 - $79,395  
$0.00 - $8,243  
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$1,600 - $5,000  
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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).
$33,662 - $80,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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Job Description for Associate Art Director

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Associate Art Director

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Associate Art Directors may experience if they take an upper-level role like Senior Art Director. The position pays an average $72K annually.

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Popular Skills for Associate Art Director

Associate Art Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, Design, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Design.

Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Associate Art Directors that is 23 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession.

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Experience Affects Associate Art Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Associate Art Director Salaries

Adobe InDesign
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Graphic Design

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Adobe Photoshop
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 8%