Average Creative Director with Advertising Skills Salary

$91,813
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,104
Bonus
$18,000
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Advertising skills is $91,813.
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$50k
MEDIAN
$92k
90%
$167k
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Salary
$50k - $167k
Bonus
$976 - $24k
Profit Sharing
$397 - $50k
Commission
$6k - $26k
Total Pay
$42k - $177k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Team Leadership and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Graphic Design 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 $51,159 based on 8 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,751 based on 98 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,723 based on 126 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,403 based on 285 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $103,599.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 60.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (58.8% more) and Los Angeles, California (52.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 692 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.2%
Early Career
14.2%
Mid Career
18.2%
Experienced
41.2%
Late Career
25.3%