Creative Services Manager Salary

Creative Services Managers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — just below three-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $42K to $90K per year, median earnings come to $63K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women make up the majority of Creative Services Managers (62 percent) who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Creative Services Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$41,986 - $87,882
(Median)
$42K
$63K
$88K
MEDIAN: $62,677
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$14.76 - $37.32
(Median)
$15
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$41,986 - $87,882  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,708  
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $4,000  
Commission
$0.08 - $14,899  
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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$42,352 - $90,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 539
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $37.32  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,708  
   
Commission
$0.08 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$1,350 - $4,000  
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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$42,352 - $90,354  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Creative Services Manager

Creative services managers are in charge of managing creative output - from concept to production - for their organization. They are responsible for developing ideas and coordinating with a variety of department executives to ensure a proper vision. They present design concepts and creative content to executives and clients, and then subsequently manage a team of creative professionals to meet project goals. Creative services managers delegate tasks, hold regular status meetings to track progress, and analyze the project throughout the development process. After projects are completed, these managers must analyze their success and develop procedural or product changes as necessary.

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Creative Services Manager Tasks

  • Oversee day-to-day production of design projects and program activities.
  • Manager the selection, training and development of design staff.
  • Assure services are in compliance with professional, company policy standards and brand execution requirements.
  • Supervise staff and give technical direction.

Common Career Paths for Creative Services Manager


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Though it's uncommon, some Creative Services Managers move into roles as Senior Managers of Creative Services, where pay is an average $82K per year. Creative Services Managers typically move into roles as Creative Directors or Creative Services Directors, and those positions pay $18K more and $13K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Creative Services Manager


Survey results suggest that Creative Services Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Web Design, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Social Media Marketing as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Video Editing and Graphic Design also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know Graphic Design also know Adobe Photoshop and Marketing Communications. Most people familiar with Project Management also know Marketing Communications and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Services Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Creative Services Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $54K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $60K. Creative Services Managers see a median salary of $71K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Creative Services Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $77K.

Pay Difference by Location


Creative Services Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Creative Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+18 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Austin (+16 percent), and San Francisco (+16 percent). In Philadelphia, salaries are 13 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Phoenix (13 percent less) and Denver (9 percent less).

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Experience Affects Creative Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$64,000



Skills That Affect Creative Services Manager Salaries



Web Design
up arrow 3%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$64,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Video Editing
up arrow 4%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 7%
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