Entry-Level Creative Director Salary

An Entry-Level Creative Director earns an average salary of $55,597 per year.

$34,302 - $100,948
$34K
$56K
$100K
MEDIAN: $55,506
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50%
90%

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$11.96 - $40.27
$12
$19
$40
MEDIAN: $18.59
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50%
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$0$101K
Salary $34,302 - $100,948
Bonus $970 - $19,426
Profit Sharing $61.28 - $24,468
Commission $2,576 - $43,631
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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$31,023 - $101,905
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 541
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $11.96 - $40.27
Overtime $-0.49 - $73.25
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $970 - $19,426
Commission $2,576 - $43,631
Profit Sharing $61.28 - $24,468
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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$31,023 - $101,905
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 102

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Creative Director Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,204

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Creative Director Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Creative Director in Clearwater:
"Expect to work longer hours than others in the company."
Keep learning and increasing your skills no matter your age or time on the job. Stimulate your creativity often. Schedule time to get up and walk around to get the blood flowing. Sitting at a computer all day long and even through lunch is a bad habit to get into and not conducive to creative thinking or problem solving.

Creative Director in Phoenix:
"Level of in-house talent."
Understand the people you work with as soon as possible: their backgrounds, their education, their drive, their passion, and their goals.

Creative Director in Montgomery:
"Ask for a higher salary to begin with."
Don't underestimate your value.

Creative Director in Purchase:
"Beware of politics."
Every job has an underlying political position. Learn the politics of your position early and use this knowledge to your best advantage. Never burn bridges without sufficient cause. And always keep current in the skill sets your supervised employees use.

Creative Director in Salt Lake City:
"Be who you are."
Enjoy yourself, be who you are first and allow the employers who best fit your personality to come to you. Be patient about where you are now. Any job can be molded to suit your needs.

Creative Director in Chicago:
"Powerpoint is not evil."
Tools are tools - even Powerpoint can be very effective for design communication. Learn the business. Let the business drivers determine the right design approach.

Creative Director in Chicago:
"Powerpoint is not evil."
Learn the business and let the business drivers determine the right design approach.

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
31%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries



Copywriting
▲6%

▲5%

Strategic Marketing
▲4%

Advertising
▲3%

▲2%

Adobe After Effects
▲1%

National Average
$53,000

Web Design
▼3%

Marketing Management
▼4%



Adobe InDesign
▼9%


Marketing Communications
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 123 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 31%
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