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Creative Manager, Advertising Salary

A Creative Manager, Advertising earns an average salary of $53,456 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$33,625 - $85,283
MEDIAN: $53,456

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$33,625 - $85,283  
$0.00 - $10,096  
Profit Sharing
$1,613 - $3,561  
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).
$34,372 - $90,066  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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 Creative Manager, Advertising Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Creative Manager, Advertising Salaries

National Average

Graphic Design
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Social Media Marketing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%