Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $75K per year on average but can range from $40K to $139K per year. In the world of Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills, total cash compensation can vary between $40K and $139K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $30K, respectively. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills. Men make up a slight majority of Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills (57 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$41,505 - $131,154
(Median)
$42K
$75K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,187
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$14.80 - $77.20
(Median)
$15
$23
$77
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,505 - $131,154  
   
Bonus
$1,040 - $15,589  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $30,000  
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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$40,266 - $138,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $77.20  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $72.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,040 - $15,589  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $30,000  
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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$40,266 - $138,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $51K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $66K. Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $87K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $97K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,156

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Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills, 59 percent above the national average. Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+39 percent), New York (+33 percent), Chicago (+32 percent), and Seattle (+29 percent). The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 33 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (27 percent lower) and Phoenix (12 percent lower).

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National Average
$75,000


Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 169 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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