Average Creative Director Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$115,161
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,518
Bonus
$3,250
Commission
$6,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director in Boston, Massachusetts is $115,161.
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$64k
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$115k
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$166k
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MEDIAN $115,161
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United States (change)
Salary
$64k - $166k
Bonus
$511 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $7k
Commission
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$65k - $173k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $95,000 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,663 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $125,400 based on 38 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $147,178.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 28.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (5.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (28.0% less), Dallas, Texas (20.1% less) and Seattle, Washington (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 87 survey responses.
Early Career
10.3%
Mid Career
17.2%
Experienced
43.7%
Late Career
28.7%