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Creative Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Creative Director is $80,545 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Marketing, Team Leadership, and User Interface Design.
Creative Director Salary (?
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$42,874 - $144,534
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MEDIAN: $80,544
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Creative Director Salary (?
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$12.86 - $92.45
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,874 - $144,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,022  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $23,270  
Commission
$986 - $36,065  
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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$42,013 - $153,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,562
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$12.86 - $92.45  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $86.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,022  
   
Commission
$986 - $36,065  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $23,270  
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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$42,013 - $153,133  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 208
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Job Description for Creative Director

The Creative Director is a position found in industries where expression and creativity are required, such as music, fashion, graphic design, advertising, film, entertainment, and media.
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Creative Director Tasks
  • Coordinate with relevant departments on all promotions productions.
  • Develop and manage creative teams to promote product brands.
  • Develop and manage creative ideas.
  • Develop and produce promotional spots.

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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

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$82,000

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries

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$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 684 votes.

Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 18%