Average Early-Career Creative Director with Advertising Skills Salary

$60,751
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,000
Bonus
$13,800
Commission
$1,200
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director with Advertising skills is $60,751.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$61k
90%
$95k
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Salary
$34k - $95k
Bonus
$361 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Commission
$0 - $14k
Total Pay
$29k - $95k

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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 and Team Leadership 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 $51,159 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,903 based on 139 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,121 based on 311 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,660.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 633 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
49.1%
Late Career
27.6%