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Creative Director, Advertising Salary

The average pay for a Creative Director, Advertising is $86,601 per year. A skill in Copywriting is associated with high pay for this job.
$44,726 - $170,226
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MEDIAN: $86,601
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$14.41 - $77.28
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$70K$140K$210K
Salary
$44,726 - $170,226  
   
Bonus
$483.68 - $24,019  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $27,625  
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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$42,104 - $188,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 281
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$14.41 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$29.48 - $44.76  
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
$483.68 - $24,019  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $3,052  
Profit Sharing
$700 - $27,625  
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).
)
$42,104 - $188,448  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$88,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Copywriting
up arrow 18%

National Average
$88,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 38%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%