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

$95,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,000
Bonus
$16,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director with Team Leadership skills in Chicago, Illinois is $95,000.
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$40k
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$95k
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$133k
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Salary
$40k - $133k
Bonus
$2k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $16k
Total Pay
$40k - $175k

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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 Branding and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,996 based on 43 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,526.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 24.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (31.6% less), San Diego, California (19.4% less) and Austin, Texas (14.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 64 survey responses.
Early Career
7.8%
Experienced
67.2%
Late Career
25.0%