Average Early-Career Creative Director Salary in San Diego, California

$61,385
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director in San Diego, California is $61,385.
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$43k
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$61k
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$106k
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MEDIAN $61,385
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$43k - $106k
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$42k - $117k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $75,720 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,960 based on 27 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $102,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 31.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (20.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (5.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 60 survey responses.
Mid Career
30.0%
Experienced
45.0%
Late Career
25.0%