Creative Director, Advertising Salary

The average pay for a Creative Director, Advertising is $88,593 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job.

$41,423 - $174,834
(Median)
$41K
$89K
$170K
MEDIAN: $88,592
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$14.63 - $100.00
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$20
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$41,423 - $174,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,242  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $10,430  
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
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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$40,342 - $194,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $100.00  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,242  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $10,430  
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).
)
$40,342 - $194,085  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Creative Director, Advertising

  • Work with account managers to identify client’s advertising needs.
  • Coordinate and manage the work of artists, copy writers, and editors, and direct campaign planning and execution.
  • Oversee the operation of the creative department and ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Present clients with proposals for advertising campaigns and ensure the final product meets the client’s expectations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director, Advertising

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

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Experience Affects Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

National Average
$90,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Skills That Affect Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 16%

National Average
$90,000


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 16%