Mid-Career Creative Director Salary

An average Mid-Career Creative Director can expect to take home roughly $78K annually. In the world of Mid-Career Creative Directors, total cash compensation ranges from $42K on the lower end to $145K on the higher end; this includes bonuses that reach $24K and profit sharing that approaches $10K in rare cases, with some high rollers snagging commissions as high as $18K. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,817 - $132,814
$44K
$77K
$130K
MEDIAN: $77,496
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$12.91 - $80.54
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$0$143K
Salary $43,817 - $132,814
Bonus $1,237 - $24,432
Profit Sharing $1,441 - $10,416
Commission $2,000 - $15,000
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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$40,774 - $143,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 879
Hourly Data $0$242
Hourly Rate $12.91 - $80.54
Overtime $15.46 - $242.40
Annual Data $0$143K
Bonus $1,237 - $24,432
Commission $2,000 - $15,000
Profit Sharing $1,441 - $10,416
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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$40,774 - $143,220
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,492

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

For Mid-Career Creative Directors, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Creative Directors can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+34 percent), New York (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+31 percent), and Boston (+26 percent). Mid-Career Creative Directors in Indianapolis earn salaries far below the national average by 27 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Austin and 9 percent less in Salt Lake City, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.
5-9 years
62%
10-19 years
38%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

User Interface Design
▲18%

Copywriting
▲8%

▲5%

Advertising
▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$77,000

Strategic Marketing
▼3%

▼6%


Adobe After Effects
▼7%

Marketing Communications
▼8%





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 189 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 21%
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