Average Creative Director Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$99,424
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,067
Bonus
$15,750
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director in Washington, District of Columbia is $99,424.
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$71k
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MEDIAN $99,424
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Salary
$71k - $152k
Bonus
$4k - $40k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $16k
Total Pay
$70k - $169k

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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

Explore the most common career paths for Creative Director. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Creative Director
Graphic Designer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Team Leadership and Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, 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 $70,166 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $81,366 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,939 based on 46 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $126,108.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 48.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (23.0% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (16.8% less) and Dallas, Texas (8.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 96 survey responses.
Early Career
11.5%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
47.9%
Late Career
17.7%