If you’re a creative consultant working for a large corporation or a major media company, you’re going to get paid a lot.
But for many people, they’re not the most attractive jobs out there.
The median salary of creative consultants is $80,000.
That’s just $5,000 less than the median salary for other professionals, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 top creative consultants released by the nonprofit Creative Directors Guild.
For example, a top executive earning $200,000 makes $1.2 million less than a creative director who works for $100,000, according the survey.
The survey also found that creatives are less likely to get raises in their current jobs than they are in other jobs.
For a creatives salary, the median increase over the previous year is 3 percent.
What are some of the biggest obstacles to getting a bigger pay increase?
Creative directors often have to do work with a lot of different clients, including government, entertainment, technology, sports and health care.
If you want to move up the ladder to a higher salary, you have to be very confident you’re getting a good pay raise.
But creatives have to keep working, said the survey’s author, Michael Tashkin, a professor of sociology at Indiana University.
Creative directors have to take on new clients at a fast pace, so they’re usually in the office all day long.
If they don’t get enough sleep, they get a lot more creative, he said.
“They’re often the ones who are really undervalued,” Tashkins said.
So what can you do to make yourself a better salary?
Don’t forget to follow up with your boss about how you are progressing in your career.
It could be a sign of a better pay package.
Find a mentor who’s looking for a good job and who knows how to make you feel comfortable and valued.
Find someone to talk with about your career path and who will help you find your next role.
Be willing to ask for raises.
Many creative jobs are a two-way street.
If you want a raise, you need to show up for work.
But if you want more than that, you’ll have to go out to work.
Don’t be afraid to talk about your issues with your manager or the agency.
Don’t be shy about asking questions.
“It’s important to have a clear path forward,” Tushkin said.
“If you don’t, you will be stuck.”
Make a list of all the perks you’ve had and ask for a raise.
And if you have a new job, ask if you can ask for something that’s already paid.
If that’s the case, you may not have to work as hard to get the raise you deserve.
For a more in-depth look at how to get better pay, click here.