Average Mid-Career Creative Director with Branding Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$96,448
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$2,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director with Branding skills in Chicago, Illinois is $96,448.
25%
$75k
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$96k
75%
$107k
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$75k - $107k
Bonus
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$40k - $188k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $119,959 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 17.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (6.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (27.4% less), San Diego, California (11.9% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (11.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Experienced
63.2%
Late Career
36.8%