Average Early-Career Creative Director, Advertising Salary

$64,418
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director, Advertising is $64,418.
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MEDIAN $64,418
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Salary
$35k - $141k
Total Pay
$23k - $137k

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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
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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. 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. 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 118 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.2%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
39.8%
Late Career
32.2%