With around half of Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills is $72K annually and can range from $40K on the lower end to $139K per year near the higher end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Most Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,141 - $125,840
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$41K
$72K
$130K
MEDIAN: $71,576
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$14.12 - $111.50
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$41,141 - $125,840  
   
Bonus
$1,970 - $20,134  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
Commission
$4,250  
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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$40,273 - $138,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.12 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$30.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,970 - $20,134  
   
Commission
$4,250  
Profit Sharing
$6,500  
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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$40,273 - $138,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

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


Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $54K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills see a median salary of $88K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Creative Directors with Adobe After Effects skills with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $96K.

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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

Late-Career
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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