Average Late-Career Creative Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$117,916
Avg. Salary
$9,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director in Chicago, Illinois is $117,916.
10%
$81k
10%
$118k
50%
$163k
90%
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MEDIAN $117,916
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Salary
$81k - $163k
Bonus
$503 - $21k
Total Pay
$82k - $173k

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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%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Team Leadership and Branding.

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 26 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,399 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,030 based on 91 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (30.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (26.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (13.5% less), Dallas, Texas (12.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 150 survey responses.
Early Career
17.3%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
60.7%