Executive Creative Director Salary

An Executive Creative Director earns an average salary of $151,244 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$100,755 - $296,565
MEDIAN: $151,243

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$100,755 - $296,565  
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$102,373 - $302,634  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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

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

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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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Experience Affects Salaries



National Average

Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
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20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%