Earnings for Associate Art Directors in the United States come in at around $54K per year on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Associate Art Directors survey respondents are women (74 percent). Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,510 - $90,138
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$54K
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MEDIAN: $53,577
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,510 - $90,138  
   
Bonus
$745 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$1,375  
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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$39,038 - $91,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$19.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$745 - $7,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,375  
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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$39,038 - $91,313  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Associate Art Director


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Associate Art Directors who go on to become Senior Art Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Art Directors is $73K annually.

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Popular Skills for Associate Art Director


Survey results suggest that Associate Art Directors use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in art direction, Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Graphic Design. For most people, competency in Adobe Photoshop indicates knowledge of Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Associate Art Director

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


Associate Art Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $46K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $59K. Associate Art Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $70K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $76K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,129

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Associate Art Directors in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Associate Art Director

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Associate Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Associate Art Director Salaries

art direction
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National Average
$53,000

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Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 16%

Web Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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