VPs and Creative Directors in the United States take home an average $150K per year. Experience level 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 66 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part.

$93,915 - $201,799
$94K
$150K
$200K
MEDIAN: $149,883
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Salary
$93,915 - $201,799  
   
Bonus
$2,948 - $41,116  
Profit Sharing
$10,480  
Commission
$11,250  
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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$98,137 - $228,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Large paychecks, which sit comfortably in the six-figure range, are handed out almost immediately; professionals who have less than five years' experience report earning a median of $101K per year. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $157K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $155K.

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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
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
45%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Vice President (VP) & Creative Director Salaries


Late-Career
0%

National Average
$155,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 22%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

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

Creative Direction
up arrow 8%

Branding
up arrow 4%

National Average
$155,000

Design
up arrow 1%

Strategic Marketing
up arrow 3%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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