Average Creative Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$103,166
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,000
Bonus
$24,566
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago, Illinois is $103,166.
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$54k
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MEDIAN $103,166
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Salary
$54k - $148k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $25k
Total Pay
$55k - $155k

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Job Description for Creative Director

Creative Director Tasks
  • Develop and manage creative ideas.
  • Develop and produce promotional spots.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments on all promotions productions.
  • Develop and manage creative teams to promote product brands.

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Team Leadership and Branding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Project Management and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $63,918 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,399 based on 48 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,639 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,916.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 43.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (19.8% less), Dallas, Texas (12.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 217 survey responses.
Early Career
15.7%
Mid Career
22.1%
Experienced
41.9%
Late Career
20.3%