Average Late-Career Creative Director Salary in San Francisco, California

$153,572
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$20,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director in San Francisco, California is $153,572.
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$93k
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$232k
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MEDIAN $153,572
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Salary
$93k - $232k
Bonus
$6k - $58k
Total Pay
$94k - $271k

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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.

Career Paths

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Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Marketing Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Creative Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

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 $100,841 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,899 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $149,631 based on 128 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 1.2% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (33.6% less), Dallas, Texas (32.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (30.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 166 survey responses.
Early Career
7.2%
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
77.1%