C$59,866
Avg. Salary
C$29.07
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$2,250

Bonus

C$1,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Art Director is C$29.07 per hour.

The average pay for an Art Director is C$59,866 per year.

C$17.24
10%
C$29.07
50%
C$88.77
90%
MEDIAN C$29.07
C$41k
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C$60k
50%
C$85k
90%
MEDIAN C$59,866
C$41,000 - C$84,580
C$41K
C$60K
C$85K
MEDIAN: C$59,866
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50%
90%
C$17.24 - C$88.77
C$17
C$29
C$89
MEDIAN: C$29.07
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90%
C$0C$91K
Salary C$41,000 - C$84,580
Bonus C$515 - C$9,819
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$40,349 - C$91,449
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 498
Hourly Data C$0C$88
Hourly Rate C$17.24 - C$88.77
Overtime C$30.00
Annual Data C$0C$91K
Bonus C$515 - C$9,819
Profit Sharing C$1,000
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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C$40,349 - C$91,449
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 15 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

Job Description for Art Director

Art directors coordinate concept-and-design efforts for promotions which may be in print form, on websites, or in commercials, and they may be involved in consumer promotions, as well. Usually, art directors are more focused on the concept and will delegate work to graphic designers, photographers, and other artists; however, it is still important to be proficient in Photoshop and other design suites in order to lead others' efforts and fill in when necessary.

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Art Director Tasks
  • Create basic layout design and specify material details.
  • Formulate and implement design concepts and presentation approaches, and layout design.
  • Review illustrative material to determine if it conforms to standards and specifications.
  • Confer with department heads to discuss requirements, present concepts and to coordinate creative activities.

Common Career Paths for Art Director


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Popular Skills for Art Director

Pay by Experience Level for Art Director

Pay by Experience for an Art Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Art Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 101 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Art Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$60,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced Art Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$63,000 based on 111 salaries. An Art Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$67,000 based on 31 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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-7%

-9%

-17%

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National Average: C$60,348

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

Art Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Art Director?

Art Director in Toronto:
"Under appreciated."
Pros: creative and challenging projects
Cons: Feeling unappreciated

Art Director in Vancouver:
"Trends."
Stay on top of what is innovative and the latest trends.

Art Director in Ottawa:
"Let Go Of Ego."
You are there for guidance and support. Provide people under your care with the support they need and allow them to find their own solutions. Be a positive, proactive leader. Allow people to make mistakes. Nothing is below you. Roll up your sleeves and get dirty. Show your people that you are invested in them and the work. Foster a collaborative atmosphere. Be able to say "I don't know" and never forget to say "please" and "thank you." It goes a LONG way.

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Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Art Director Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
C$60,000

▼18%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries



▲1%

▼0%

National Average
C$60,000

Adobe Photoshop
▼2%

Adobe Illustrator
▼2%

▼4%


▼5%


▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%