Average Early-Career Creative Director Salary in Seattle, Washington

$69,219
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$0
Bonus
$6,250
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director in Seattle, Washington is $69,219.
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$44k
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$69k
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$106k
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MEDIAN $69,219
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Salary
$44k - $106k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $6k
Total Pay
$46k - $111k

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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%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Branding and Strategic Marketing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $101,282 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $119,315 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,629.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (5.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (16.2% less), San Diego, California (11.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (8.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 131 survey responses.
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
54.2%
Late Career
26.0%