Mid-Career Creative Directors can expect to earn an average of $78K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Creative Directors, total cash compensation can vary between $43K and $143K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $24K and $20K, respectively. Although about one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Mid-Career Creative Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$43,994 - $131,282
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MEDIAN: $78,041
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$14.77 - $96.44
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,994 - $131,282  
   
Bonus
$1,049 - $24,437  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $19,866  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$42,518 - $143,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 877
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.77 - $96.44  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $112.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,049 - $24,437  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $19,866  
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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$42,518 - $143,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $78,502

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Home to some of the best pay for Mid-Career Creative Directors, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 82 percent above the national average. Mid-Career Creative Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+34 percent), Los Angeles (+32 percent), New York (+30 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). Mid-Career Creative Directors in Indianapolis make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Austin and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 153 votes.
5-9 years
61%
10-19 years
39%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 14%

Design
up arrow 4%

Copywriting
up arrow 4%

National Average
$79,000



Team Leadership
up arrow 2%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%


Adobe After Effects
up arrow 9%


Web Design
up arrow 10%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 11%


Adobe InDesign
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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