Average Early-Career Creative Director with Graphic Design Skills Salary

$56,199
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,000
Bonus
$8,500
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director with Graphic Design skills is $56,199.
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$37k
MEDIAN
$56k
90%
$100k
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Salary
$37k - $100k
Bonus
$348 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$511 - $23k
Commission
$6k - $12k
Total Pay
$32k - $99k

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

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 $50,763 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,226 based on 476 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,139 based on 793 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,952.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 42.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (42.4% more) and New York, New York (34.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,705 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Mid Career
27.9%
Experienced
46.5%
Late Career
24.8%