Average Creative Director with Branding Skills Salary

$89,951
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,792
Bonus
$6,000
Commission
$4,096
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Branding skills is $89,951.
10%
$50k
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$90k
90%
$151k
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Salary
$50k - $151k
Bonus
$1k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $30k
Commission
$0 - $39k
Total Pay
$46k - $164k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Creative Director

The top respondents for the job title Creative Director are from the companies Colle+McVoy, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. and Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. Reported salaries are highest at Colle+McVoy where the average pay is $167,500. Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers pays the lowest at around $122,449.

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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 Adobe Photoshop, Project Management and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Creative Director

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 $46,382 based on 13 salaries. An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,251 based on 260 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,895 based on 461 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,464 based on 811 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,083.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 63.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (38.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (22.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (5.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,043 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.6%
Early Career
12.7%
Mid Career
22.6%
Experienced
39.7%
Late Career
24.4%