Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary in Los Angeles, California

$110,546
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,156
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$2,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director in Los Angeles, California is $110,546.
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$58k
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$111k
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$185k
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MEDIAN $110,546
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Salary
$58k - $185k
Bonus
$3k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Commission
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$56k - $185k

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Job Description for Creative Director

Creative Director Tasks
  • Develop and manage creative ideas.
  • Develop and produce promotional spots.
  • Coordinate with relevant departments on all promotions productions.
  • Develop and manage creative teams to promote product brands.

Career Paths

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Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Marketing Director
More common (> 20%)
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Graphic Design, Project Management and Branding.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

An entry-level Creative Director with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,637 based on 5 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,303 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,571 based on 218 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,497.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 13.0% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (39.0% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (29.2% less) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (18.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 370 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
19.7%
Experienced
58.9%
Late Career
20.0%