Average Early-Career Creative Director Salary in Los Angeles, California

$72,303
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,966
Bonus
$17,500
Commission
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director in Los Angeles, California is $72,303.
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$45k
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$72k
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$124k
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MEDIAN $72,303
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Salary
$45k - $124k
Bonus
$993 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$3k - $11k
Commission
$0 - $18k
Total Pay
$40k - $132k

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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
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

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 $51,637 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,149 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,451 based on 218 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,497.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 11.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (19.8% less), San Diego, California (15.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 390 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Mid Career
23.8%
Experienced
55.9%
Late Career
19.0%