Average Late-Career Creative Director with Graphic Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$97,462
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director with Graphic Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $97,462.
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$80k - $162k
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$80k - $163k

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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%)
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Branding, Team Leadership, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $65,000 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,422 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,885 based on 28 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 60.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (53.0% more) and New York, New York (36.1% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Early Career
16.7%
Mid Career
16.7%
Experienced
66.7%