$151,616
Avg. Salary
$33.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$19,327

Profit Sharing

$10,067

Commission

$50,000

The average pay for a Chief Creative Officer is $33.00 per hour.

The average pay for a Chief Creative Officer is $151,616 per year.

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90%
MEDIAN $33
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50%
$311k
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MEDIAN $151,616
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MEDIAN: $151,616
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$0$349K
Salary $71,327 - $310,861
Bonus $1,010 - $51,918
Profit Sharing $1,350 - $50,000
Commission $50,000
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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$71,947 - $349,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 145
Hourly Data $0$40
Hourly Rate $33.00
Hourly Tips $0.27
Overtime $0.00
Annual Data $0$349K
Bonus $1,010 - $51,918
Commission $50,000
Profit Sharing $1,350 - $50,000
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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$71,947 - $349,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7

Job Description for Chief Creative Officer

Chief creative officers supervise their organization's creative staff, typically working for communications, media or advertising agencies or firms. These executives must be experts in building or creating their company’s brands using traditional and digital media, including through a detailed understanding of relevant business strategies and consumer preferences. Chief creative officers must ensure that their creative team is effective, efficient and staffed appropriately; they are involved in selecting, interviewing and hiring members of their creative team, as well as providing timely feedback to staff and conducting performance evaluations in accordance with their company’s policies and guidelines.

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Chief Creative Officer Tasks

  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Serve as a member of senior management team.
  • Plan, direct and set the strategic direction of the creative services marketing program.
  • Direct the creative staff in effective and efficient use of design development phases.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with outside promotional agencies, vendors and customers.

Chief Creative Officer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Chief Creative Officer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Creative Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Creative Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 11 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Creative Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $95,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Chief Creative Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $163,000 based on 48 salaries. A Chief Creative Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $194,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

27%

National Average: $160,297

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Chief Creative Officers, 31 percent higher than the national average. Chief Creative Officers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+10 percent) and San Francisco (+6 percent).

Chief Creative Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Chief Creative Officer?

Chief Creative Officer in Los Angeles:
"Strategic and creative."
Pros: Creatively fulfilling. Strategically challenging and rewarding.
Cons: Stress level.

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Key Stats for Chief Creative Officer

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%

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Experience Affects Chief Creative Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲2%

National Average
$160,000

Mid-Career
▼41%

Entry-Level
▼42%

Skills That Affect Chief Creative Officer Salaries

Creative Direction
▲3%

National Average
$160,000

Branding
▼19%

Design
▼28%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 21%