Creative Director in San Francisco Salary

Six-figure salaries are the norm for Creative Directors in San Francisco , with median pay hovering around $147K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Men account for the majority of San Francisco Creative Directors who responded to the questionnaire — 62 percent to be exact. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$77,567 - $202,158
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MEDIAN: $148,002
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$0$224K
Salary $77,567 - $202,158
Bonus $4,949 - $50,507
Profit Sharing $14,740
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$74,666 - $224,056
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 94

About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
864,816
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

Pay by Experience for a Creative Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Creative Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $80,000 based on 10 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Creative Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $135,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $156,000 based on 80 salaries. A Creative Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $153,000 based on 26 salaries.

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲4%

▲2%

National Average
$151,000

Mid-Career
▼10%

Entry-Level
▼47%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries




▲3%


▲1%

National Average
$151,000

▼1%

Product Development
▼2%


Copywriting
▼7%

User Interface Design
▼8%


Web Design
▼13%

Project Management
▼18%

Graphic Design
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
63%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%
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