Associate Art Director Salary

Median pay for Associate Art Directors in the United States is around $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. There are more female Associate Art Directors who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 67 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$34,894 - $80,176
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,258
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$12.82 - $44.70
(Median)
$13
$18
$45
MEDIAN: $18.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,894 - $80,176  
   
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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$34,414 - $81,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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).
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$34,414 - $81,812  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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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Associate Art Directors may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Art Director, where median compensation is $72K annually.

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Popular Skills for Associate Art Director


Typical Associate Art Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Design, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Graphic Design and Adobe Photoshop. Those proficient in Adobe Photoshop are, more often than not, also skilled in Design.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Associate Art Directors that is 29 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 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
67 %
Male
33 %

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: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 7%
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