Average Creative Director, Advertising Salary in Los Angeles, California

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The average salary for a Creative Director, Advertising in Los Angeles, California is $100,000.
MEDIAN $100,000
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$78k - $141k
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$78k - $150k

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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
Executive Creative Director
Senior Graphic Designer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director, Advertising

A mid-career Creative Director, Advertising with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $125,000 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Creative Director, Advertising with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director, Advertising in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 62.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (47.3% more) and San Francisco, California (36.2% more).

Years of Experience

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Mid Career