Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary in New York, New York

$101,471
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,241
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director in New York, New York is $101,471.
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$67k
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$101k
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$162k
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MEDIAN $101,471
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Salary
$67k - $162k
Bonus
$4k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$7k - $19k
Total Pay
$68k - $176k

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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%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Creative Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

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 $69,297 based on 17 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,011 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $140,249 based on 312 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $155,380.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (31.2% less), Denver, Colorado (28.1% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (23.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 537 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.2%
Early Career
13.6%
Experienced
58.1%
Late Career
25.1%