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.
|Salary||$95,088 - $207,461|
|Bonus||$4,805 - $52,797|
|Total Pay (||$97,910 - $238,191|
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. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
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
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.
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