Entry-Level Creative Director Salary

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

$33,255 - $99,376
$33K
$56K
$99K
MEDIAN: $55,597
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$11.94 - $48.52
$12
$19
$49
MEDIAN: $19.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$33,255 - $99,376  
   
Bonus
$515 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$60.40 - $24,832  
Commission
$2,553 - $44,042  
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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$30,686 - $100,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $48.52  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $69.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$515 - $17,879  
   
Commission
$2,553 - $44,042  
Profit Sharing
$60.40 - $24,832  
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).
)
$30,686 - $100,852  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,020

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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 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 Marietta:
`"$In House Design Team Structure."`
Discover the value of your in house design team for the strategic direction of the organization first. Move slowly. Get buy-in. Start with answering the question "why".

Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
33%
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Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries



Copywriting
▲5%

▲4%

Strategic Marketing
▲2%

▲1%

Advertising
▲1%

National Average
$54,000

Adobe After Effects
▼1%

Web Design
▼4%

Marketing Management
▼6%



Adobe InDesign
▼10%


Marketing Communications
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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