Creative Director in San Francisco Salary

Salaries for Creative Directors in San Francisco are generous, with average pay above six figures ($147K) per year. Male San Francisco Creative Directors who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Creative Directors in San Francisco, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$77,820 - $203,487
$78K
$150K
$200K
MEDIAN: $147,249
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50%
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Salary $77,820 - $203,487
Bonus $4,904 - $48,177
Profit Sharing $14,740
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$77,141 - $233,085
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 98

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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

Pay by Experience for a Creative Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Creative Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Creative Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 80 salaries. A Creative Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 26 salaries.

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$150,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼47%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries




▲3%


▲1%

▼0%

National Average
$150,000

Product Development
▼2%


Copywriting
▼7%

User Interface Design
▼8%


Web Design
▼13%

Project Management
▼18%

Graphic Design
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 7%
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