Creative Director with Graphic Design Skills Salary

Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills. Salaries average out to around $75K annually and spread from $39K to $142K per year. Total cash earnings of Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills range from $39K on the low end to $142K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $32K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one in five claim no health benefits at all. Men working as Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Most Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$40,814 - $132,762
$41K
$75K
$130K
MEDIAN: $75,412
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50%
90%

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$14.39 - $79.73
$14
$21
$80
MEDIAN: $21.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,814 - $132,762  
   
Bonus
$1,004 - $15,633  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $32,298  
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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$39,017 - $141,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 767
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $79.73  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $73.97  
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
$1,004 - $15,633  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$824 - $32,298  
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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$39,017 - $141,713  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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.


For many Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $68K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $85K. Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $96K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,354

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Miami (+52 percent), New York (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+33 percent), and Chicago (+30 percent). Compared to the national average, Nashville Creative Directors with Graphic Design skills have considerably lower salaries, 33 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Phoenix (19 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲28%

▲13%

National Average
$75,000

▼10%

▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 171 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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