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Average Late-Career Creative Director Salary

$105,765
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,633
Bonus
$16,275
Commission
$5,152
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The average salary for a Late-Career Creative Director is $105,765.
10%
$63k
MEDIAN
$106k
90%
$172k
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$63k - $172k
Bonus
$983 - $29k
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$2k - $30k
Commission
$1 - $51k
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$64k - $195k
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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 in Team Leadership, Branding and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management 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 $51,071 based on 33 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $59,235 based on 735 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,773 based on 1,108 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,604 based on 2,103 salaries.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 46.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (45.5% more) and New York, New York (42.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,979 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Early Career
18.5%
Mid Career
27.8%
Experienced
52.9%