Average Mid-Career Creative Director with Design Skills Salary

$83,075
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,753
Bonus
$19,800
Commission
$9,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director with Design skills is $83,075.
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$47k
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$83k
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$139k
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Salary
$47k - $139k
Bonus
$1k - $23k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $23k
Commission
$12k - $25k
Total Pay
$42k - $149k
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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 Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Team Leadership, 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 $50,565 based on 7 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $62,041 based on 173 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,535 based on 532 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,810.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (22.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (19.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (19.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 996 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.7%
Early Career
17.4%
Experienced
53.4%
Late Career
28.5%