The average pay for a Creative Director is $79,312 per year. A skill in Team Leadership is associated with high pay for this job.
Creative Director Total Pay (?
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$42,610 - $137,440
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MEDIAN: $79,311
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Creative Director Total Pay (?
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$12.74 - $88.53
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,610 - $137,440  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,867  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $19,653  
Commission
$100.00 - $34,604  
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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$41,743 - $150,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,701
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $88.53  
   
Overtime
$13.50 - $85.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,867  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $34,604  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $19,653  
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).
)
$41,743 - $150,512  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,701
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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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Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

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Gender
Female
39%
female alumni
 
Male
61%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
47%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%
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