Average Late-Career Creative Director Salary in Los Angeles, California

$149,574
Avg. Salary
$19,392
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director in Los Angeles, California is $149,574.
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$74k
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$150k
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$198k
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MEDIAN $149,574
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Salary
$74k - $198k
Bonus
$4k - $50k
Total Pay
$74k - $215k

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

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 $51,637 based on 5 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,303 based on 71 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,265 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,114 based on 223 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 3.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (2.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (31.8% less), Dallas, Texas (30.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (28.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 393 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
18.1%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
56.7%