Average Creative Director Salary in San Francisco, California

$147,401
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$18,500
Bonus
$18,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director in San Francisco, California is $147,401.
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$92k
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$147k
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$199k
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What Do Creative Directors Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Creative Directors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Creative Directors?

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $101,736 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,771 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $150,036 based on 104 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $154,689.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (42.3% less), Dallas, Texas (34.4% less) and Seattle, Washington (31.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 194 survey responses.
Early Career
6.2%
Mid Career
14.4%
Experienced
53.6%
Late Career
25.8%