Average Creative Director with Design Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$118,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$6,000
Bonus
$800
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Design skills in Seattle, Washington is $118,000.
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$70k
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$118k
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$167k
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MEDIAN $118,000
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Salary
$70k - $167k
Bonus
$3k - $13k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $800
Total Pay
$73k - $204k

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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

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Creative Director
Graphic Designer
Art Director
Marketing Director
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, 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 $76,500 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,298 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $132,257.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (32.2% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (24.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (21.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 36 survey responses.
Early Career
19.4%
Experienced
52.8%
Late Career
27.8%