How much does a Creative Director make?

Updated Jan 6, 2022

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$126,082 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,518 salaries

$68K

Low

$126K

Average

$233K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Creative Director make? The national average salary for a Creative Director is $126,082 in United States. Filter by location to see Creative Director salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,518 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Creative Director employees.

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Art Director

$79,492

per year

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Associate Creative Director

$128,516

per year

Creative Services

$56,154

per year

Creative Services Director

$94,416

per year

Recent User Submitted Salaries for Creative Director in United States of America

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$140,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$5,000/yr

9 days ago by a Creative Director with 10 to 14 years of experience

$70,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Creative Director with 1 to 3 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Creative Director with 10 to 14 years of experience

$121,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Creative Director with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$117,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

10 days ago by a Video Creative Director with more than 15 years of experience

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R/GA
3.9

R/GA

Creative Director

$210,942

 /yr
Range: $169K - $322K

$169K

$322K

$168,977 - $322,387 Range

Freelancer
4.2

Freelancer

Creative Director

$126,540

 /yr
Range: $50K - $264K

$50K

$264K

$50,493 - $263,626 Range

J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
3.8

J. Walter Thompson Worldwide

Creative Director

$203,351

 /yr
Range: $117K - $342K

$117K

$342K

$117,190 - $342,080 Range

Razorfish
3.2

Razorfish

Creative Director

$188,969

 /yr
Range: $157K - $234K

$157K

$234K

$157,017 - $234,074 Range

Grey Group
3.5

Grey Group

Creative Director

$204,829

 /yr
Range: $176K - $284K

$176K

$284K

$175,853 - $283,696 Range

Ogilvy
3.7

Ogilvy

Creative Director

$210,942

 /yr
Range: $91K - $304K

$91K

$304K

$90,701 - $304,293 Range

Havas Worldwide
3.5

Havas Worldwide

Creative Director

$210,954

 /yr
Range: $88K - $314K

$88K

$314K

$87,784 - $313,573 Range

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FCB Global
3.8

FCB Global

Creative Director

$167,433

 /yr
Range: $106K - $234K

$106K

$234K

$106,197 - $234,380 Range

Amazon
3.8

Amazon

Creative Director

$163,040

 /yr
Range: $143K - $235K

$143K

$235K

$142,554 - $235,374 Range

Publicis Groupe
3.8

Publicis Groupe

Creative Director

$200,491

 /yr
Range: $133K - $316K

$133K

$316K

$132,598 - $316,412 Range

BBDO
3.6

BBDO

Creative Director

$218,049

 /yr
Range: $186K - $359K

$186K

$359K

$185,810 - $359,065 Range

Leo Burnett
3.6

Leo Burnett

Creative Director

$182,443

 /yr
Range: $133K - $287K

$133K

$287K

$132,775 - $287,084 Range

Crispin Porter
2.9

Crispin Porter

Creative Director

$253,546

 /yr
Range: $147K - $334K

$147K

$334K

$146,819 - $334,029 Range

DDB
3.6

DDB

Creative Director

$197,467

 /yr
Range: $142K - $225K

$142K

$225K

$142,358 - $225,176 Range

NBCUniversal
4.1

NBCUniversal

Creative Director

$157,231

 /yr
Range: $113K - $212K

$113K

$212K

$112,543 - $212,317 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Creative Director

$192,381

 /yr
Range: $141K - $350K

$141K

$350K

$140,850 - $350,220 Range

Saatchi & Saatchi Group
3.5

Saatchi & Saatchi Group

Creative Director

$245,925

 /yr
Range: $152K - $410K

$152K

$410K

$151,657 - $409,657 Range

Integer Group
3.1

Integer Group

Creative Director

$135,493

 /yr
Range: $97K - $163K

$97K

$163K

$97,239 - $162,919 Range

AKQA
4

AKQA

Creative Director

$224,556

 /yr
Range: $174K - $304K

$174K

$304K

$174,474 - $303,521 Range

Dieste
3.7

Dieste

Creative Director

$140,706

 /yr
Range: $100K - $261K

$100K

$261K

$99,650 - $261,217 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Creative Director salaries

The national average salary for a Creative Director is $126,082 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Creative Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 4518 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Creative Director employees.

The highest salary for a Creative Director in United States is $233,176 per year.

The lowest salary for a Creative Director in United States is $68,174 per year.

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