Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salary

Pay for VPs and Creative Directors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $157K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male VPs and Creative Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$95,088 - $207,461
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MEDIAN: $156,848
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Salary $95,088 - $207,461
Bonus $4,805 - $52,797
Profit Sharing $11,000
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$97,910 - $238,191
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121

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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.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • 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.

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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: $168,250

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

Top-shelf salaries can be found in the three largest American cities: New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles all offer compensation that exceeds the national average in this field.

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
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
48%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salaries

National Average
$168,000

▼3%

▼5%

Mid-Career
▼31%

Entry-Level
▼38%

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

National Average
$168,000

Creative Direction
▼1%

Branding
▼5%

Design
▼9%

Strategic Marketing
▼11%

People Management
▼14%


Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 11%
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