Creative Director with Adobe Photoshop Skills Salary

With about three in five of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills is $77K per year and can range from $39K on the lower end to $150K per year near the higher end. Final cash compensation to Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills varies from around $39K to approximately $150K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $21K and $31K, respectively. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills (59 percent) who responded to the survey. While just under a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$41,324 - $138,063
$41K
$77K
$140K
MEDIAN: $77,049
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$14.11 - $78.00
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$78
MEDIAN: $19.67
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$0$147K
Salary $41,324 - $138,063
Bonus $1,000 - $21,550
Profit Sharing $824 - $30,410
Commission $6,000
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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$38,227 - $147,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 858
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $14.11 - $78.00
Overtime $21.68 - $50.34
Annual Data $0$147K
Bonus $1,000 - $21,550
Commission $6,000
Profit Sharing $824 - $30,410
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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$38,227 - $147,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 $48,000 based on 228 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 $71,000 based on 304 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 456 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 $94,000 based on 177 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,897

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills, 89 percent above the national average. Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+58 percent), New York (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+32 percent), and Chicago (+27 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Creative Directors with Adobe Photoshop skills in Nashville earning a whopping 34 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Austin (16 percent lower) and Charlotte (15 percent lower).

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲22%

▲13%

National Average
$77,000

▼8%

▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 23%
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