Mid-Career Creative Director Salary

Mid-Career Creative Directors can expect wages of $78K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Mid-Career Creative Directors runs from $42K to $145K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $25K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. Work is enjoyable for Mid-Career Creative Directors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Mid-Career Creative Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,629 - $133,255
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$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $78,069
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$14.46 - $86.48
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MEDIAN: $29.09
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,629 - $133,255  
   
Bonus
$1,029 - $24,642  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $11,836  
Commission
$6,104  
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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$41,862 - $145,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 837
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$60$120$180
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $86.48  
   
Overtime
$14.90 - $151.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$120K$240K$360K
Bonus
$1,029 - $24,642  
   
Commission
$6,104  
Profit Sharing
$1,026 - $11,836  
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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$41,862 - $145,438  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,525

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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Creative Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 72 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Creative Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+34 percent), New York (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), and Boston (+26 percent). Mid-Career Creative Directors in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (20 percent lower) and Salt Lake City (9 percent lower).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
5-9 years
60%
10-19 years
40%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

User Interface Design
▲17%

Copywriting
▲7%

▲4%

Advertising
▼0%

National Average
$79,000

▼1%


Strategic Marketing
▼5%


▼8%

Adobe After Effects
▼8%

Marketing Communications
▼9%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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