The average salary for a Chief Creative Officer is $149,762.
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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 …Read more
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Popular Skills for Chief Creative Officer
User Experience (UX) Design
Skills in Branding, Strategic Marketing and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include User Experience (UX) Design and Graphic Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Creative Officer
An early career Chief Creative Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,000 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Chief Creative Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,168 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Chief Creative Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $159,984 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $191,826.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chief Creative Officer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 71.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (23.5% more) and San Francisco, California (22.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (9.9% less).
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