The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director in Irvine, California is $70,031.
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director
A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $96,048 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $110,215 based on 14 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $134,815.
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Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 15.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (0.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (17.2% less), San Diego, California (12.3% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (11.1% less).
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