Design Director, Advertising Salary

The average pay for a Design Director, Advertising is $103,381 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are User Experience (UX) Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Branding. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$57,905 - $144,688
$58K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $103,381
10%
50%
90%

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$28.25 - $77.42
$35
MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$57,905 - $144,688  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $27,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$58,826 - $163,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$35.00  
   
Overtime
$39.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$150.00 - $27,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,600  
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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$58,826 - $163,255  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Design Director, Advertising

Advertising design directors are responsible for supervising all advertising campaigns at their agency, firm, or company. They are employed primarily by advertising agencies and within advertising departments of large organizations.

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Design Director, Advertising Tasks

  • Create plans and storyboards laying out designs for advertisements.
  • Direct and supervise the work of graphics, layout, and copywriting staff.
  • Work with clients to ensure designs meet their expectations.
  • Assist in making decisions about what graphics, photos, and copy to include in advertisements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Design Director, Advertising

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,130

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Key Stats for Design Director, Advertising

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
12%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Design Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲7%

▲6%

National Average
$106,000

▼5%

Entry-Level
▼44%

Skills That Affect Design Director, Advertising Salaries

User Experience (UX) Design
▲20%

Adobe Photoshop
▲15%

Branding
▲11%

National Average
$106,000



User Interface Design
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
59%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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