Assistant Art Director Salary

An average Assistant Art Director in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K per year. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The vast majority (80 percent) of Assistant Art Directors who took the survey are female. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,658 - $77,682
$35K
$45K
$78K
MEDIAN: $45,103
10%
50%
90%

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$11.50 - $25.25
$15
MEDIAN: $15.00
50%

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$0$77K
Salary $34,658 - $77,682
Bonus $1,838
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$29,900 - $77,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $15.00
Overtime $27.75
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $1,838
Profit Sharing $3,750
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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$29,900 - $77,794
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

Job Description for Assistant Art Director

Assistant art directors have a wide variety of duties and responsibilities and generally work within the art department of a larger organization. Generally, they are lower-level members of the creative department who play the role of a coordinator for projects assigned to the art department and report directly to the art director.

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Assistant Art Director Tasks

  • Assist art director in developing accounts and determining design content.
  • Preliminarily review designs.
  • Edit basic layout design and presentation.
  • Liaise between account staff and the art director.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Art Director


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Assistant Art Directors who move on to become Art Directors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Art Directors get paid an average of $56K per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Art Director


Typical Assistant Art Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. The majority of those who know Adobe InDesign also know Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Art Director

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Art Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Art Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 26 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant 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 $55,000 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Assistant Art Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 7 salaries. An Assistant 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 $95,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Assistant Art Director

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Assistant Art Director Salaries

Late-Career
▲114%

▲33%

▲24%

National Average
$44,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Assistant Art Director Salaries



Adobe Illustrator
▲10%


National Average
$44,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 20%