Creative Director in San Francisco Salary

Salaries for Creative Directors in San Francisco, Calif. are generous, with average pay above six figures ($145K) per year. Most San Francisco Creative Directors report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 66 percent of Creative Directors in San Francisco are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$76,729 - $203,247
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MEDIAN: $145,420
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$76,729 - $203,247  
   
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$4,902 - $41,217  
Profit Sharing
$12,208  
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$76,954 - $234,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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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
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲6%

▲4%

National Average
$148,000

Mid-Career
▼8%

Entry-Level
▼46%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries




▲5%


▲3%

▲1%

Product Development
▼0%

National Average
$148,000


User Interface Design
▼6%

Copywriting
▼6%


Web Design
▼12%

Graphic Design
▼17%

Project Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
61%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 9%