Creative Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Creative Director is $80,068 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Strategic Marketing, Team Leadership, and User Interface Design.
Creative Director Total Pay (?
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$42,657 - $141,616
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MEDIAN: $80,067
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Creative Director Total Pay (?
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$12.68 - $90.48
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MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$42,657 - $141,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,137  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $23,422  
Commission
$246.58 - $35,156  
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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$41,740 - $152,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,723
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$12.68 - $90.48  
   
Overtime
$13.32 - $86.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $20,137  
   
Commission
$246.58 - $35,156  
Profit Sharing
$800 - $23,422  
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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$41,740 - $152,168  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,723
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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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Gender

Female
38%
female alumni
 
Male
62%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
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: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 18%
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