Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salary
For VPs and Creative Directors, annual average wages total $153K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. VPs and Creative Directors who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 63 percent. Most VPs and Creative Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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|Salary||$95,591 - $206,915|
|Bonus||$3,439 - $49,132|
|Total Pay (||$98,367 - $236,299|
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.Read More...
A vice president and creative director reports to the president of the company while handling the creative operations and directing them. In other words, it is the responsibility of the vice president and creative director to orchestrate and guide the team of employees through skills such as graphic design and motion graphics. By working hand-in-hand with the president of the company, a vice president and creative director sees that novelty is constantly involved in the creative process of product development. Therefore, the vice president and creative director can be the designer or copyrighter, depending on what the product in question is.
Forward thinking is a must for a position like this. A lot of creativity and problem solving skills are called into play on a daily basis in developmental operations. It is the responsibilty of the vice president and creative director to research the market and study the field in order to stay on top of any updates that affect the industry. As such, this job may require a relative amount of travel to stay informed, but otherwise standard daytime business hours can be expected. A bachelor's degree in graphic or web design is required as a minimum qualification.
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
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $104K on average, a generous six-figure sum for those just starting out. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $163K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $159K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.
Pay Difference by Location
New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, the three largest American cities, are home to some of the highest salaries for VPs and Creative Directors; they all offer salaries above the field's national average.
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