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Average Sr. Art Director Salary

$83,258
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,523
Bonus
$3,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Sr. Art Director is $83,258.
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$60k
MEDIAN
$83k
90%
$123k
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What Do Sr. Art Directors Do?

Sr. Art Director Tasks
  • Dictate the conceptual and visual development of designs.
  • Guide and mentor the creative team and deliverables.
  • Consult with clients during revision, purchase, and support stages.
  • Create designs.

Job Satisfaction for Sr. Art Director

3.9 out of 5
(204)
Highly Satisfied
22Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Sr. Art Director

The top respondents for the job title Sr. Art Director are from the companies Centron, MRM Worldwide and Epsilon. Reported salaries are highest at MRM Worldwide where the average pay is $86,472. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Epsilon, earning around $85,953. Sanders\Wingo Advertising pays the lowest at around $66,143. Centron also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $80,000.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Sr. Art Directors?

Skills in Advertising and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design and Adobe Photoshop.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Sr. Art Directors?

An early career Sr. Art Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,334 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Sr. Art Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,564 based on 319 salaries. An experienced Sr. Art Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,672 based on 444 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,701.
Employees with Sr. Art Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 50.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (11.7% less), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.0% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,040 survey responses.
Early Career
5.9%
Mid Career
30.7%
Experienced
42.7%
Late Career
20.8%

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