Average Experienced Creative Director with Design Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$115,719
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,887
Bonus
$35,000
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The average salary for an Experienced Creative Director with Design skills in Los Angeles, California is $115,719.
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$73k
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$116k
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$173k
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$73k - $173k
Bonus
$4k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $35k
Total Pay
$73k - $199k
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What Do Creative Directors Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Creative Directors?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Creative Directors?

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $70,000 based on 17 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $99,090 based on 20 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.3% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Portland, Oregon (26.5% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (6.7% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 56 survey responses.
Early Career
30.4%
Mid Career
35.7%
Late Career
33.9%