Average Executive Creative Director Salary

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The average salary for an Executive Creative Director is $177,366.
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$103k - $281k
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$2k - $15k
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$105k - $301k

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Job Description for Executive Creative Director

Executive Creative Director Tasks
  • Lead creative team, setting goals and tracking progress.
  • Manage interpersonal conflict and mentor staff.
  • Oversee budgets and policies to ensure profitability.
  • Shape the organization's creative direction and branding efforts.
  • Build strong client relationships, networking and increasing organizational reach.

Job Satisfaction for Executive Creative Director

4.2 out of 5
Highly Satisfied

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Popular Skills for Executive Creative Director

Skills in Team Leadership, Client Interaction and Advertising are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management and Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Executive Creative Director

A mid-career Executive Creative Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $131,303 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Executive Creative Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $179,281 based on 115 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $183,227.
Employees with Executive Creative Director in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (18.4% more) and San Francisco, California (12.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (21.1% less) and Dallas, Texas (8.4% less).

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