Average Mid-Career Creative Director Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$81,366
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Creative Director in Washington, District of Columbia is $81,366.
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MEDIAN $81,366
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$60k - $139k
Total Pay
$65k - $147k

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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 in Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Branding and Graphic Design.

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 5 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,939 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,079.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 53.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (35.4% more) and New York, New York (25.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (17.2% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (3.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 72 survey responses.
Early Career
6.9%
Experienced
66.7%
Late Career
26.4%