Average Creative Director with Marketing Communications Skills Salary

$81,767
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,087
Bonus
$10,000
Commission
$3,200
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Marketing Communications skills is $81,767.
10%
$44k
MEDIAN
$82k
90%
$149k
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Salary
$44k - $149k
Bonus
$1k - $21k
Profit Sharing
$983 - $50k
Commission
$5k - $12k
Total Pay
$40k - $161k

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

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 $51,201 based on 95 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,022 based on 122 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,027 based on 228 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $100,670.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 83.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (42.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (41.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (38.8% less) and Miami, Florida (13.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 573 survey responses.
Early Career
16.6%
Mid Career
21.3%
Experienced
39.8%
Late Career
22.3%