The average salary for an Executive Creative Director is $181,428 per year. A skill in Design is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$109,923 - $281,632
MEDIAN: $181,428

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$113,968 - $300,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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Job Description for Executive Creative Director

Executive creative directors are employed primarily in the marketing and communications fields, and may work for consulting firms or directly for companies which need creative work done. These directors are often expected to come up with innovative ideas to further the success of their company and much of the work is done in the digital world, so advanced knowledge of the various platforms used in marketing will be required. These directors may be involved in creating promotional e-mails, websites, apps, video advertisements, and so on.


Executive Creative Director Tasks

  • Lead creative team, setting goals and tracking progress.
  • Manage interpersonal conflict and mentor staff.
  • Oversee budgets and policies to ensure profitability.
  • Shape the organization's creative direction and branding efforts.
  • Build strong client relationships, networking and increasing organizational reach.

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What is it like working as an Executive Creative Director?

Executive Creative Director in Philadelphia:
"Work In A Field You Are Passionate About."
Pros: Creative, inspiring lots of variety get to work with good people.
Cons: Not enough mentors, feel the salary does not equal the job responsibility, leadership needed, and strategic direction unclear.

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Skills That Affect Executive Creative Director Salaries

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 6%