Average Creative Director, Advertising Salary in Chicago, Illinois

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The average salary for a Creative Director, Advertising in Chicago, Illinois is $147,250.
MEDIAN $147,250
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$102k - $243k
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$112k - $245k

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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%)

Creative Director, Advertising Job Listings

Employees with Creative Director, Advertising in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 10.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (32.1% less), Los Angeles, California (32.1% less) and San Francisco, California (7.5% less).

Years of Experience

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Late Career