The average pay for a Creative Director is C$73,291 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Copywriting, User Experience (UX) Design, and Strategy. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

C$47,011 - C$123,791
C$47K
C$74K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$73,534
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C$15.10 - C$74.50
C$15
C$35
C$74
MEDIAN: C$34.58
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National Salary Data (?
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C$0C$50KC$100KC$150K
Salary
C$47,011 - C$123,791  
   
Bonus
C$1,973 - C$19,967  
Profit Sharing
C$8,000  
Commission
C$10,174  
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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C$45,148 - C$131,117  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$60C$120C$180
Hourly Rate
C$15.10 - C$74.50  
   
Overtime
C$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$120KC$240KC$360K
Bonus
C$1,973 - C$19,967  
   
Commission
C$10,174  
Profit Sharing
C$8,000  
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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C$45,148 - C$131,117  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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 $51,000 based on 49 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 $72,000 based on 72 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 131 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 $98,000 based on 41 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$75,141

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Creative Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Creative Director?

Creative Director in Toronto:
"Creative expression"
Pros: The people and the work.
Cons: Sometimes the sheer amount of work can cause undue stress.

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Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲30%

▲11%

National Average
C$75,000

▼4%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

Copywriting
▲16%

User Experience (UX) Design
▲13%

Strategy
▲12%

Design
▼0%

National Average
C$75,000


▼4%



▼7%

Adobe Illustrator
▼15%

Adobe Photoshop
▼20%

Video Editing
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
49%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 23%
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