Average Early-Career Creative Director Salary

$59,076
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,815
Bonus
$9,787
Commission
$4,913
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Creative Director is $59,076.
10%
$36k
MEDIAN
$59k
90%
$103k
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Salary
$36k - $103k
Bonus
$498 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $20k
Commission
$2k - $25k
Total Pay
$33k - $105k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Creative Director

Skills in Branding, Project Management and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop 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 $49,754 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,382 based on 1,182 salaries. An experienced Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,614 based on 2,358 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,524.
Employees with Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (17.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 4,815 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
49.0%
Late Career
25.7%