The average pay for a Creative Director is C$74,038 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Strategic Marketing, User Experience (UX) Design, and Strategy.

C$46,008 - C$121,216
C$46K
C$71K
C$120K
MEDIAN: C$70,924
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50%
90%
C$14.59 - C$65.00
C$15
C$26
C$65
MEDIAN: C$26.06
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50%
90%
C$0C$124K
Salary C$46,008 - C$121,216
Bonus C$1,948 - C$20,399
Profit Sharing C$338 - C$29,590
Commission C$10,113
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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C$43,763 - C$124,945
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 447
Hourly Data C$0C$197
Hourly Rate C$14.59 - C$65.00
Overtime C$21.78 - C$197
Annual Data C$0C$124K
Bonus C$1,948 - C$20,399
Commission C$10,113
Profit Sharing C$338 - C$29,590
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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C$43,763 - C$124,945
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 49

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.

Common Career Paths for Creative Director


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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 C$59,000 based on 56 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 C$69,000 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Creative Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$84,000 based on 138 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 C$91,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$72,015

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 Toronto:
"Creative expression"
Pros: The people and the work.
Cons: Sometimes the sheer amount of work can cause undue stress.

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Key Stats for Creative Director

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Creative Director Salaries

▲27%

▲17%

National Average
C$72,000

▼4%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Creative Director Salaries



▲17%

▲12%

▲4%


National Average
C$72,000


▼2%




▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 24%