Median pay for Mid-Career Senior Art Directors lies in the neighborhood of $79K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mid-Career Senior Art Directors making up 53 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,639 - $115,000
(Median)
$55K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,360
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MEDIAN: $67.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,639 - $115,000  
   
Bonus
$1,000 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$1,202  
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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$55,562 - $120,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 238
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$67.41  
   
Overtime
$113.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000 - $10,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,202  
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).
)
$55,562 - $120,869  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,414

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Mid-Career Senior Art Directors will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 51 percent. Mid-Career Senior Art Directors will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+23 percent) and New York (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Farmington Hills Mid-Career Senior Art Directors earning much less — 20 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 18 percent less in Austin and 14 percent less in Kansas City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Sr. Art Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Advertising
0%

National Average
$80,000

Design
up arrow 2%

Web Design
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Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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