Chief Creative Officer Salary
|Salary||$72,170 - $301,335|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $48,936|
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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).)
|$72,861 - $331,782|
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
- Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
- 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.
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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Creative Officer
Pay by Experience for a Chief Creative Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Creative Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Creative Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Chief Creative Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 48 salaries. A Chief Creative Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 29 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
With a pay rate for Chief Creative Officers that is 30 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Chief Creative Officers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+9 percent) and San Francisco (+5 percent).
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