Artistic Director Salary

With approximately two-thirds of Artistic Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Artistic Directors is $50K annually and can range from $28K on the lower end to $101K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Just over a half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in three collect dental insurance. Men working as Artistic Directors who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 55 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Artistic Directors. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$25,346 - $97,900
$25K
$50K
$98K
MEDIAN: $49,848
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50%
90%

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$12.16 - $73.97
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$74
MEDIAN: $19.80
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$0$102K
Salary $25,346 - $97,900
Bonus $1,600
Commission $12,750
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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$26,024 - $102,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 117
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $12.16 - $73.97
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$102K
Bonus $1,600
Commission $12,750
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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$26,024 - $102,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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Job Description for Artistic Director

Artistic directors generally work with theaters, but are also hired by other organizations. The ideal applicant should have a Bachelor's degree in a theatrical discipline and previous experience in the field. Some companies and organizations may require knowledge of Microsoft Office, though most do not.

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Artistic Director Tasks

  • Formulate design and presentation concepts including type size and style, photographs, graphics, animation, video, and sound.
  • Present designs to clients.
  • Review and approve all materials, copies, and proofs.
  • Direct employees in artwork, layout design, and copy writing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Artistic Director

Pay by Experience for an Artistic Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Artistic Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Artistic Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Artistic Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 38 salaries. An Artistic Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 42 salaries.

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Key Stats for Artistic Director

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
34%
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Experience Affects Artistic Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

▼16%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Artistic Director Salaries


Fundraising
▲2%

National Average
$49,000

People Management
▼2%

Curriculum Planning
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 44%
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