Creative Director, Advertising Salary

The average pay for a Creative Director, Advertising is $89,023 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$41,482 - $185,190
(Median)
$41K
$89K
$190K
MEDIAN: $89,022
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$14.78 - $49.02
(Median)
$15
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$41,482 - $185,190  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,854  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $4,098  
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
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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$39,271 - $194,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.78 - $49.02  
   
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
$0.00 - $24,854  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $50,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,000 - $4,098  
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).
)
$39,271 - $194,548  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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 32%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$89,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 37%

Skills That Affect Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 6%

National Average
$89,000


Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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