Average Early-Career Creative Director with Branding Skills Salary

$61,006
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,948
Bonus
$6,104
Commission
$5,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director with Branding skills is $61,006.
10%
$38k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$110k
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Salary
$38k - $110k
Bonus
$507 - $16k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $13k
Commission
$4k - $10k
Total Pay
$33k - $112k

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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. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,600 based on 458 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,313 based on 835 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,283.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (23.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (16.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Louisville, Kentucky (19.1% less) and Nashville, Tennessee (11.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,802 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Mid Career
25.4%
Experienced
46.3%
Late Career
27.5%