Average Creative Director with Design Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$102,177
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$6,000
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Design skills in Chicago, Illinois is $102,177.
10%
$56k
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$102k
90%
$143k
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$56k - $143k
Bonus
$2k - $9k
Total Pay
$56k - $168k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $110,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,256 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $86,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 47.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (18.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (17.3% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 32 survey responses.
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
56.3%
Late Career
25.0%