Chief Creative Officer Salary

Compensation for Chief Creative Officers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($151K). Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most Chief Creative Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,825 - $258,457

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$61,825 - $258,457  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $51,712  
Profit Sharing
$4,913 - $10,323  
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$77,004 - $311,604  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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Job Description for Chief Creative Officer

Chief creative officers supervise their organization's creative staff, typically working for communications, media or advertising agencies or firms. These executives must be experts in building or creating their company’s brands using traditional and digital media, including through a detailed understanding of relevant business strategies and consumer preferences. Chief creative officers must ensure that their creative team is effective, efficient and staffed appropriately; they are involved in selecting, interviewing and hiring members of their creative team, as well as providing timely feedback to staff and conducting performance evaluations in accordance with their company’s policies and guidelines.

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Chief Creative Officer Tasks

  • Manage outside promotional agencies, vendors and inquiries.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional, company policy standards and brand execution requirements.
  • Direct and mentor the creative staff in effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Plan and direct the creative services marketing program.

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Chief Creative Officers report a narrow range of specific skills. Graphic Design and Branding are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Branding and Graphic Design, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Creative Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $91K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $90K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $171K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $230K.

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Experience Affects Chief Creative Officer Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$171,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 47%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Chief Creative Officer Salaries

National Average
$171,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 36%

Branding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
48%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%
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