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Average Artistic Director Salary

$52,214
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,983
Bonus
$760
Commission
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The average salary for an Artistic Director is $52,214.
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$26k
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$52k
90%
$98k
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What Do Artistic Directors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Artistic Director

4.2 out of 5
(40)
Highly Satisfied
7Reviews

Career Paths

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Artistic Director
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What Are Popular Skills for Artistic Directors?

Skills in Budget Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership, Operations Management and Program Management.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Artistic Directors?

An early career Artistic Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $44,962 based on 26 salaries. A mid-career Artistic Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,216 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Artistic Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,833 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,934.
Employees with Artistic Director in their job title in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earn an average of 69.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (35.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Francisco, California (22.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 218 survey responses.
Early Career
11.9%
Mid Career
16.5%
Experienced
33.5%
Late Career
38.1%