AU$96,242
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

AU$10,128

Profit Sharing

AU$8,750

The average salary for a Creative Director is AU$96,628 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Creative Direction and People Management. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

AU$58,660 - AU$157,296
AU$59K
AU$96K
AU$160K
MEDIAN: AU$96,242
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50%
90%
AU$26.79 - AU$138
AU$27
AU$52
AU$140
MEDIAN: AU$51.52
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$169K
Salary AU$58,660 - AU$157,296
Bonus AU$2,580 - AU$20,347
Profit Sharing AU$3,020 - AU$33,524
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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AU$58,319 - AU$169,448
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 309
Hourly Data AU$0AU$138
Hourly Rate AU$26.79 - AU$138
Overtime AU$101
Annual Data AU$0AU$169K
Bonus AU$2,580 - AU$20,347
Profit Sharing AU$3,020 - AU$33,524
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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AU$58,319 - AU$169,448
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

Job Description for Creative Director

The creative director is the leader of a team tasked with creating and implementing creative work; this could include projects in graphic design, advertising, music, media or similar fields. Their tasks vary depending on their industry and position; for example, they may work as a lead designer for websites, oversee copywriting for advertising campaigns or serve as the art director for a publication or advertising firm. Other tasks led by a creative director commonly include helping with the casting of a commercial, developing radio commercials, and helping guide copywriters and graphic designers on a wide variety of projects.

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Creative Director Tasks

  • Develop and manage creative ideas.
  • Develop and produce promotional spots.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments on all promotions productions.
  • Develop and manage creative teams to promote product brands.

Creative Director Pay By Employer

$0$178K

Havas
6 profiles
$147,973

Acronym Media
5 profiles
$78,375

Tribune Co
5 profiles
$82,646

Creative Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Creative Director

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

Pay by Experience for a Creative Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Creative Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$67,000 based on 71 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Creative Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$88,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$108,000 based on 193 salaries. A Creative Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$129,000 based on 77 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

14%

-4%

-11%

-19%

-47%

National Average: AU$98,638

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Creative Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Creative Director?

Creative Director in Sydney:
"I have a fun time but still sensible."
Pros: Managing people and doing creative work.
Cons: Poor process management.

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Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲31%

▲10%

National Average
AU$99,000

▼10%

▼32%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries



National Average
AU$99,000

▼6%



▼9%

▼13%

▼14%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 7%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 92%