Average Creative Director with Team Leadership Skills Salary in Seattle, Washington

$116,859
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,648
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Creative Director with Team Leadership skills in Seattle, Washington is $116,859.
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$71k
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$117k
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$168k
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MEDIAN $116,859
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Salary
$71k - $168k
Bonus
$1k - $44k
Profit Sharing
$750 - $50k
Total Pay
$71k - $181k

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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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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop, Project Management, Graphic Design and Branding.

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 $72,000 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,607 based on 9 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,992 based on 34 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,569.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (18.7% less), Dallas, Texas (12.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (4.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 74 survey responses.
Early Career
12.2%
Mid Career
12.2%
Experienced
45.9%
Late Career
29.7%