Average Late-Career Creative Director, Advertising Salary

$130,178
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$16,000
Bonus
$38,000
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director, Advertising is $130,178.
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MEDIAN $130,178
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Salary
$55k - $220k
Bonus
$0 - $51k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $38k
Total Pay
$50k - $243k

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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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Creative Director, Advertising
Creative Director
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Senior Graphic Designer
More common (> 20%)
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Popular Skills for Creative Director, Advertising

Skills in Advertising, Branding and Copywriting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 5 salaries. An early career Creative Director, Advertising with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $64,418 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director, Advertising with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,685 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Creative Director, Advertising with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $112,098 based on 47 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 98 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
18.4%
Mid Career
28.6%
Experienced
48.0%