Average Entry-Level Creative Director Salary

$49,754
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,250
Bonus
$8,000
Commission
$3,100
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Creative Director is $49,754.
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$31k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$97k
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Salary
$31k - $97k
Bonus
$302 - $12k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Commission
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$29k - $98k

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

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 $59,076 based on 794 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 5,570 survey responses.
Early Career
14.3%
Mid Career
21.2%
Experienced
42.3%
Late Career
22.2%