Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary

$79,828
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,104
Bonus
$9,678
Commission
$3,064
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director is $79,828.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$80k
90%
$139k
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Salary
$46k - $139k
Bonus
$998 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $18k
Commission
$2k - $24k
Total Pay
$44k - $148k

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

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 $49,754 based on 39 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,009 based on 803 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,614 based on 2,375 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $104,919.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 59.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (38.6% more) and New York, New York (28.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (14.5% less) and Austin, Texas (12.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,462 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.9%
Early Career
18.0%
Experienced
53.2%
Late Career
27.9%