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Average Creative Director with Design Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$118,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,120
Bonus
$1,000
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Design skills in Seattle, Washington is $118,000.
10%
$82k
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$118k
90%
$157k
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What Do Creative Directors Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Creative Directors?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Graphic Design, Branding and Team Leadership.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Creative Directors?

An early career Creative Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $83,524 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,434 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $128,274 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,000.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 26.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (10.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Diego, California (32.2% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.5% less) and Chicago, Illinois (10.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 41 survey responses.
Early Career
12.2%
Mid Career
22.0%
Experienced
39.0%
Late Career
26.8%