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Creative Director, Advertising Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Creative Director, Advertising is $86,283 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job.
Creative Director, Advertising Salary (?
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$46,109 - $152,826
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MEDIAN: $86,282
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Creative Director, Advertising Salary (?
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$14.64 - $85.00
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$46,109 - $152,826  
   
Bonus
$517 - $24,259  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $20,729  
Commission
$0.00 - $29,479  
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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$43,320 - $172,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 357
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $85.00  
   
Overtime
$30.51 - $110.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$517 - $24,259  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $29,479  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $20,729  
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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$43,320 - $172,150  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Experience Affects Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%
Late-Career
up arrow 17%
National Average
$89,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 31%

Skills That Affect Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 17%
National Average
$89,000
Graphic Design
up arrow 39%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 43%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 16%