An Entry-Level Art Director earns an average salary of C$49,774 per year. A skill in Illustration is associated with high pay for this job.

C$36,408 - C$72,394
C$36K
C$49K
C$72K
MEDIAN: C$49,119
10%
50%
90%
C$12.48 - C$75.00
C$12
C$21
C$75
MEDIAN: C$20.96
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$75K
Salary C$36,408 - C$72,394
Bonus C$50.17 - C$9,967
Profit Sharing C$1,250
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$35,548 - C$75,516
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 191
Hourly Data C$0C$74
Hourly Rate C$12.48 - C$75.00
Overtime C$30.00
Annual Data C$0C$75K
Bonus C$50.17 - C$9,967
Profit Sharing C$1,250
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$35,548 - C$75,516
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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.

Art Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$48,905

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

Art Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Art Director

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
29%

Skills That Affect Art Director Salaries

▲11%

▲10%

▲4%





▼0%

Adobe InDesign
▼0%

National Average
C$49,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 23%