Chief Creative Officer Salary
|Salary||$70,000 - $300,515|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $48,479|
|Total Pay (||$76,067 - $328,665|
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.Read More...
Chief creative officers must collaborate with marketing, technology and client service groups within their company, attend meetings with existing and prospective clients, respond to clients’ concerns and suggestions, and stay up to date on industry trends and relevant technology. These professionals generally work full time in an office setting, although their hours may vary depending on their company's needs. Travel to visit clients and attend relevant events may also be periodically needed.
A bachelor’s degree in communications, visual design, fine arts, graphic design, marketing or another relevant field is generally the minimum educational requirement for this position. Extensive industry experience is generally needed as well. Chief creative officers must have in-depth knowledge of both traditional and digital media, as well as excellent interpersonal, leadership and communications skills.
Chief Creative Officer Tasks
- Serve as a member of senior management team.
- Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of the creative services marketing program.
- Direct the creative staff in effective and efficient use of design development phases.
- Develop and maintain relationships with outside promotional agencies, vendors and customers.
- Plan and direct the creative services marketing program.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Creative Officer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Chief Creative Officers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Chief Creative Officers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $93K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $95K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $163K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $194K.
Pay Difference by Location
For those looking to make money, Chief Creative Officers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Chief Creative Officers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+11 percent) and San Francisco (+7 percent).
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