Creative Manager, Advertising Salary

A Creative Manager, Advertising earns an average salary of $54,132 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$35,069 - $84,859
MEDIAN: $54,131

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$34,892 - $88,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Creative Manager, Advertising

A creative manager in advertising works in the advertising industry and manages a variety of projects in order to market products or services. This is often a management position which involves overseeing a group of graphic designers, copywriters, and other artists. The position may also involve overseeing the budget to make sure campaigns are profitable and the best-possible content for a price range is utilized. Therefore, some basic accounting skills may be necessary.


Creative Manager, Advertising Tasks

  • Under the direction of the Creative Director, oversee the creative department, and ensure that projects stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Present clients with proposals for advertising campaigns and ensure the final product meets the client’s expectations.
  • Work with account managers to identify client’s advertising needs.
  • Train, direct, and supervise artists, copy writers, and editors directing campaign planning and execution.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Skills That Affect Salaries

Graphic Design
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National Average

Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.


63 %
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 5%