Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salary

Median pay for VPs and Creative Directors in the United States is around $155K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male VPs and Creative Directors than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 61 percent. Most VPs and Creative Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$94,068 - $206,630
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MEDIAN: $154,712
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$94,068 - $206,630  
   
Bonus
$3,411 - $49,493  
Profit Sharing
$13,000  
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$97,491 - $236,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Job Description for Vice President (VP) & Creative Director

A creative director handles the creative aspect of any product development process. This position is available in many types of industries, ranging from entertainment to software development. Specifically, the music industry, the fashion industry, and the web design industry have been known to recruit creative directors that can handle being placed in higher management to become a vice president (VP) and creative director.

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Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Tasks

  • Assure services are in compliance with professional, company policy standards and brand execution requirements.
  • Serve as a member of senior management team.
  • Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of the creative services marketing program.
  • Direct the creative staff in effective and efficient use of design development phases.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside promotional agencies, vendors and customers.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vice President (VP) & Creative Director

Pay by Experience for a Vice President (VP) & Creative Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Vice President (VP) & Creative Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 6 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vice President (VP) & 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 $117,000 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Vice President (VP) & Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 73 salaries. A Vice President (VP) & 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 $159,000 based on 60 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $162,487

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

The three largest American cities — New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles — all offer salaries higher than the national average for VPs and Creative Directors.

Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Vice President (VP) & Creative Director?

Vice President (VP) & Creative Director in New York:
Pros: Diversity of Projects. International Projects. High level interaction. Resume Strengthening. Reputation Established. Mix of Personal and Professional time/ travel. Travel Perks.
Cons: High Stakes and Pressure. Very hard to get off the clock. Mix of Personal and Professional time/ travel. Corporate Culture is complex.

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Key Stats for Vice President (VP) & Creative Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
47%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salaries

▼0%

National Average
$162,000

▼2%

Mid-Career
▼28%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Skills That Affect Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salaries

Creative Direction
▲3%

National Average
$162,000

Branding
▼1%

Design
▼6%

Strategic Marketing
▼8%

People Management
▼10%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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