Average Late-Career Creative Director with Branding Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$149,346
Avg. Salary
$9,759
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director with Branding skills in Los Angeles, California is $149,346.
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MEDIAN $149,346
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Salary
$95k - $167k
Bonus
$5k - $15k
Total Pay
$98k - $181k

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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
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,611 based on 22 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,447 based on 39 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,969 based on 51 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 10.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (31.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (27.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (26.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 112 survey responses.
Early Career
19.6%
Mid Career
34.8%
Experienced
45.5%