Creative Director with Adobe Photoshop Skills Salary

The majority of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills — close to three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $39K to $150K per year, and the median is $77K per year. In the world of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $21K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $31K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $150K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men working as Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,396 - $140,573
$41K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,934
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$14.23 - $79.73
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$21
$80
MEDIAN: $21.12
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$0$150K
Salary $41,396 - $140,573
Bonus $997 - $20,729
Profit Sharing $1,192 - $30,813
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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$39,135 - $150,008
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 838
Hourly Data $0$110
Hourly Rate $14.23 - $79.73
Overtime $21.68 - $110.74
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $997 - $20,729
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $1,192 - $30,813
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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$39,135 - $150,008
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 95

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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 $48,000 based on 228 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 $71,000 based on 304 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 456 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 $94,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,569

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

For Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 90 percent above the national average. Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+58 percent), New York (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+33 percent), and Chicago (+28 percent). The lowest-paying market is Nashville, which sits 34 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Charlotte (15 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$77,000

▼8%

▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 208 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 22%
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