Average Experienced Creative Director with Branding Skills Salary

$100,437
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,812
Bonus
$22,000
Commission
$8,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Creative Director with Branding skills is $100,437.
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$59k
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$100k
90%
$156k
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Salary
$59k - $156k
Bonus
$2k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $50k
Commission
$0 - $22k
Total Pay
$59k - $175k

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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 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 $46,382 based on 13 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,942 based on 258 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,592 based on 468 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,498.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 50.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (42.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (21.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (10.1% less) and Washington, District of Columbia (5.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,237 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.1%
Early Career
20.9%
Mid Career
37.8%
Late Career
40.3%