Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary in Seattle, Washington

$101,282
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$2,457
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director in Seattle, Washington is $101,282.
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$56k
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$101k
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$132k
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MEDIAN $101,282
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$56k - $132k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$55k - $147k

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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%)

Creative Director Job Listings

Popular Skills for Creative Director

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

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 $69,219 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,315 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,629.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (7.9% more) and New York, New York (0.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (31.1% less), Denver, Colorado (28.0% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (23.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 135 survey responses.
Early Career
22.2%
Experienced
52.6%
Late Career
25.2%