Average Experienced Creative Director Salary in San Francisco, California

$149,604
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$16,214
Bonus
$11,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Creative Director in San Francisco, California is $149,604.
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MEDIAN $149,604
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Salary
$98k - $199k
Bonus
$4k - $51k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $11k
Total Pay
$98k - $213k

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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
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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Branding, Team Leadership and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop and 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 $100,000 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,935 based on 26 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $153,572.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (38.9% less), Washington, District of Columbia (31.9% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (28.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 98 survey responses.
Early Career
13.3%
Mid Career
26.5%
Late Career
60.2%