Average Experienced Creative Director with Team Leadership Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$124,079
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$7,500
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The average salary for an Experienced Creative Director with Team Leadership skills in Chicago, Illinois is $124,079.
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$93k
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$124k
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$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 that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Design, Advertising, Branding 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 $90,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,906 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,500.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.9% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (19.6% less), Seattle, Washington (8.0% less) and Portland, Oregon (7.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 38 survey responses.
Early Career
13.2%
Mid Career
42.1%
Late Career
44.7%