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Average Early-Career Creative Director with Team Leadership Skills Salary

$64,365
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,924
Bonus
$11,000
Commission
$6,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director with Team Leadership skills is $64,365.
10%
$39k
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$64k
90%
$118k
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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 that pay less than market rate include Design, Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Branding and Graphic Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Creative Directors?

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 $69,695 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,348 based on 442 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $105,529 based on 924 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,945.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 89.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Salt Lake City, Utah (45.9% more) and New York, New York (33.5% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,869 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
49.4%
Late Career
26.3%