Average Creative Director with Graphic Design Skills Salary

$78,710
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,037
Bonus
$6,500
Commission
$4,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Graphic Design skills is $78,710.
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$141k
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Salary
$46k - $141k
Bonus
$866 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$979 - $26k
Commission
$1k - $18k
Total Pay
$41k - $148k

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

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 $50,241 based on 15 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $56,401 based on 319 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,537 based on 482 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,386 based on 798 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,190.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 74.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (42.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (28.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,040 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
15.6%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
39.1%
Late Career
20.9%