Average Creative Director, Advertising Salary

$98,120
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,500
Bonus
$6,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director, Advertising is $98,120.
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MEDIAN $98,120
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Salary
$49k - $186k
Bonus
$715 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$41k - $201k

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Job Description for Creative Director, Advertising

Creative Director, Advertising Tasks
  • Oversee the operation of the creative department and ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Present clients with proposals for advertising campaigns and ensure the final product meets the client's expectations.
  • Work with account managers to identify client's advertising needs.
  • Coordinate and manage the work of artists, copy writers, and editors, and direct campaign planning and execution.

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Popular Skills for Creative Director, Advertising

Skills in Advertising, Copywriting and Branding are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director, Advertising

An entry-level Creative Director, Advertising with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,920 based on 8 salaries. An early career Creative Director, Advertising with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,229 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director, Advertising with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,685 based on 38 salaries. An experienced Creative Director, Advertising with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,242 based on 69 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $128,940.
Employees with Creative Director, Advertising in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 65.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (50.1% more) and San Francisco, California (38.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 173 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
13.3%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
39.9%
Late Career
20.2%