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Creative Services Manager Salary

Creative Services Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just below three-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $62K annually, but may range from $43K to $90K per year. Total cash compensation to Creative Services Managers approaches anywhere from $43K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Creative Services Managers survey participants are largely women, dominating at 61 percent. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction.
$43,137 - $86,226
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MEDIAN: $61,613
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$14.21 - $40.50
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,137 - $86,226  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,585  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $5,182  
Commission
$2,100 - $3,072  
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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$42,888 - $89,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 484
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.21 - $40.50  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.64  
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 - $9,585  
   
Commission
$2,100 - $3,072  
Profit Sharing
$200.67 - $5,182  
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).
)
$42,888 - $89,554  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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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Creative Services Managers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Manager of Creative Services. The average Senior Manager of Creative Services bring home $83K per year. A common career progression for a Creative Services Manager is to become a Creative Director or a Creative Services Director. Compared to Creative Services Managers, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $14K more.

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Popular Skills for Creative Services Manager


Survey results suggest that Creative Services Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, facility with People Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Social Media Marketing and Adobe Photoshop as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Marketing Communications and Adobe Photoshop. The majority of those who know Graphic Design also know Adobe Photoshop and Marketing Communications.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Services Manager

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


For many Creative Services Managers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $53K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $60K. Creative Services Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $77K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Creative Services Managers will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Creative Services Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Los Angeles (+10 percent), and Boston (+9 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Creative Services Manager Salaries



National Average
$62,000



Skills That Affect Creative Services Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 26%


Marketing Communications
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Web Design
0%

National Average
$62,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Video Editing
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Social Media Marketing
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%