Average Experienced Creative Director, Advertising Salary

$112,098
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$10,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Creative Director, Advertising is $112,098.
10%
$53k
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$112k
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$193k
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MEDIAN $112,098
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Salary
$53k - $193k
Bonus
$986 - $21k
Total Pay
$54k - $210k

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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
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Popular Skills for Creative Director, Advertising

Skills in People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Marketing Communications, Advertising 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 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. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $130,178.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 89 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.6%
Early Career
20.2%
Mid Career
31.5%
Late Career
42.7%