Creative Director with Adobe Photoshop Skills Salary

Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — around three in five have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39K to $149K per year, median earnings come to $77K per year. In the world of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $25K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $39K and $149K. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills (62 percent) survey respondents. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. For the most part, Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,714 - $141,965
$41K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $76,939
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90%

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$14.47 - $78.15
$14
$21
$78
MEDIAN: $20.74
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,714 - $141,965  
   
Bonus
$995 - $20,231  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $25,434  
Commission
$5,120  
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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$38,604 - $148,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.47 - $78.15  
   
Overtime
$20.09 - $108.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$995 - $20,231  
   
Commission
$5,120  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $25,434  
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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$38,604 - $148,848  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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: $76,565

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). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Creative Director's salary, with Nashville Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills earning salaries that are 34 percent less than the national average. Workers in Austin and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (15 percent less and 14 percent less, respectively).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 185 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
19%
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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 185 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

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