The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director with Design skills in San Diego, California is $93,350.
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Job Description for Creative Director
The creative director is the leader of a team tasked with creating and implementing creative work; this could include projects in graphic design, advertising, music, media or similar fields. Their tasks vary depending on their industry and position; for example, they may work as a lead designer for websites, oversee copywriting for advertising campaigns or serve as the art director for a publication or advertising firm. Other tasks led by a creative director commonly include helping with the cas…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Creative Director
Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe InDesign, Project Management, Graphic Design, Branding and Team Leadership.
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 $61,042 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,003 based on 8 salaries.
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Employees with Creative Director in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 17.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (29.9% less), Nashville, Tennessee (25.1% less) and Kansas City, Missouri (8.9% less).
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