Creative Director, Advertising Salary

The average pay for a Creative Director, Advertising is $89,525 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$42,536 - $176,316
$43K
$92K
$180K
MEDIAN: $92,469
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50%
90%

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$10.14 - $98.63
$10
$15
$99
MEDIAN: $15.42
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$0$188K
Salary $42,536 - $176,316
Bonus $729 - $20,811
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$38,213 - $188,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 127
Hourly Data $0$98
Hourly Rate $10.14 - $98.63
Overtime $25.50
Annual Data $0$188K
Bonus $729 - $20,811
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$38,213 - $188,325
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

Job Description for Creative Director, Advertising

Creative directors for advertising hold a management position that is frequently found at advertising agencies and other organizations that conduct significant advertising operations. They are responsible for leading a team of advertisers in the delivery of creative products and services for their clients. Creative directors collaborate with their organization's graphic design and copywriting staff to ensure the advertising products created for clients meet those clients' needs and the expectations of the managers in their organization. These directors must collaborate with executives and the heads of other departments, as well as important clients.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Creative Director, Advertising


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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director, Advertising

Pay by Experience for a Creative Director, Advertising has a positive trend. An entry-level Creative Director, Advertising with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Creative Director, Advertising with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Creative Director, Advertising which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $111,000 based on 39 salaries. A Creative Director, Advertising with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 23 salaries.

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Key Stats for Creative Director, Advertising

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Experience Affects Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Late-Career
▲44%

Experienced
▲22%

National Average
$91,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Creative Director, Advertising Salaries

Copywriting
▲5%

National Average
$91,000

Advertising
▼4%


Marketing Communications
▼23%

Web Design
▼27%

Adobe Photoshop
▼43%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%