Associate Art Director Salary

Pay for Associate Art Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Associate Art Directors (66 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,030 - $79,795
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,278
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$12.82 - $44.70
(Median)
$13
$18
$45
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,030 - $79,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
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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$34,550 - $81,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $44.70  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,830  
   
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).
)
$34,550 - $81,449  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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.

Common Career Paths for Associate Art Director


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At the upper end, Associate Art Directors who move into a Senior Art Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Art Directors is a much higher $72K per year.

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Popular Skills for Associate Art Director


Associate Art Directors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Design, Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Design.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Associate Art Directors, 26 percent higher than the national average. The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 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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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 35 votes.

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 8%
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