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How Much Does an Assistant Director Earn In The United States?

Assistant Director Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$58,000
$35,000
$58,000
$97,000
Assistant directors in the United States make an average salary of $58,995 per year or $28.36 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $35,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $97,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, New Jersey, California, New York, and Connecticut provide the highest assistant director salaries.
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Where Assistant Directors Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where assistant directors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Assistant Directors Earn In Different Cities?

While an assistant director can average a salary of $58,995 per year, or $28.36 per hour, there are many opportunities for assistant directors to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $85,335 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Hartford, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $42,000. The highest paying states for assistant directors include Hawaii, New Jersey and California. Meanwhile, Wyoming, South Carolina, and Iowa offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary
San Francisco, CA
Salary Range59k - 122k$85k$85,335
New York, NY
Salary Range51k - 115k$77k$76,920
Baltimore, MD
Salary Range48k - 104k$71k$70,992

Hartford, CT

Salary Range46k - 105k$70k$69,854
Washington, DC
Salary Range44k - 95k$65k$65,193
Las Vegas, NV
Salary Range45k - 89k$64k$63,983
Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range48k - 81k$63k$62,797
Arlington, VA
Salary Range41k - 88k$61k$60,727
Boston, MA
Salary Range40k - 88k$60k$59,946
El Paso, TX
Salary Range42k - 84k$60k$59,933
$36k
$122k

High Paying Assistant Director Jobs

Which Companies Pay Assistant Directors The Most?

To earn a high income as an assistant director, working for American Life Insurance Company or Ernst & Young might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Acorda Therapeutics and Mayo Clinic report highly competitive salaries for assistant directors.
Company
Company
Average Salary
American Life Insurance Company
Salary Range180k - 224k$201k$201,044
Ernst & Young
Salary Range125k - 153k$139k$138,558
Acorda Therapeutics
Salary Range119k - 144k$131k$130,969
Mayo Clinic
Salary Range111k - 138k$124k$124,263
Andrew Wyeth
Salary Range111k - 131k$121k$121,006
Navigant Consulting
Salary Range105k - 135k$119k$119,379
Bayer
Salary Range103k - 126k$114k$114,275
Supernus Pharmaceuticals
Salary Range103k - 125k$114k$113,874
Astellas Pharma
Salary Range101k - 125k$113k$112,584
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Salary Range100k - 125k$112k$112,368
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    How Much Do Assistant Directors Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for an assistant director can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for assistant directors tend to be found in finance, manufacturing, and health care companies. In fact, assistant directors can make a yearly salary of $68,922 while working for finance companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Finance

    Salary Range55k - 85k$69k$68,922

    Manufacturing

    Salary Range48k - 73k$60k$59,788

    Health Care

    Salary Range43k - 71k$56k$55,820

    Hospitality

    Salary Range46k - 66k$55k$55,333

    Government

    Salary Range44k - 66k$54k$54,302

    Education

    Salary Range43k - 64k$53k$52,884

    Non Profits

    Salary Range36k - 54k$45k$44,549
    $36k
    $85k

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