Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary in San Diego, California

$75,720
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director in San Diego, California is $75,720.
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MEDIAN $75,720
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$49k - $98k
Total Pay
$50k - $107k

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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 Team Leadership, Branding, Project Management and Adobe InDesign 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 $61,385 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,960 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 65.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (45.5% more) and New York, New York (34.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (11.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 63 survey responses.
Early Career
33.3%
Experienced
42.9%
Late Career
23.8%