The average salary for a Creative Director with Graphic Design skills is $78,710.
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Job Description for Creative Director
The creative director is the leader of a team tasked with creating and implementing creative work; this could include projects in graphic design, advertising, music, media or similar fields. Their tasks vary depending on their industry and position; for example, they may work as a lead designer for websites, oversee copywriting for advertising campaigns or serve as the art director for a publication or advertising firm. Other tasks led by a creative director commonly include helping with the cas…Read more
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.
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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).
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