Mid-Career Creative Director Salary

For Mid-Career Creative Directors, annual average wages total $78K per year. Individual bonuses, profit sharing and commission for Mid-Career Creative Directors — as high as $25K, $10K and $18K, respectively — each contribute to the degree of variation within overall compensation, ranging from $41K to $145K. Most Mid-Career Creative Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — close to a fifth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,263 - $133,548
$43K
$78K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,901
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$13.43 - $83.84
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$24
$84
MEDIAN: $23.89
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$0$145K
Salary $43,263 - $133,548
Bonus $1,148 - $24,559
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $10,256
Commission $2,043 - $17,617
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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$40,956 - $145,470
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 865
Hourly Data $0$153
Hourly Rate $13.43 - $83.84
Overtime $14.68 - $153.19
Annual Data $0$145K
Bonus $1,148 - $24,559
Commission $2,043 - $17,617
Profit Sharing $1,021 - $10,256
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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$40,956 - $145,470
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,939

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For Mid-Career Creative Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Creative Directors will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+35 percent), New York (+32 percent), Los Angeles (+32 percent), and Boston (+27 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Mid-Career Creative Directors in Indianapolis earning a whopping 26 percent below the national average. Employers in Austin and Salt Lake City also lean toward paying below-median salaries (19 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.
5-9 years
60%
10-19 years
40%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

User Interface Design
▲17%

Copywriting
▲8%

▲5%

Advertising
▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$78,000


Strategic Marketing
▼4%


▼7%

Marketing Communications
▼8%

Adobe After Effects
▼8%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 178 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%
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