Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Creative Director make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$142,804 / yrTotal Pay
$99,175 / yrBase Pay
$43,629 / yrAdditional Pay

$142,804

 / yr
$83K$252K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Creative Director is $142,804 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $99,175 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $43,629 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Related Job Titles

For Creative Director

Some related job titles are Art Director Salaries with median pay of $74,313, Associate Creative Director Salaries with median pay of $126,685, Creative Services Salaries with median pay of $65,491, Creative Services Director Salaries with median pay of $116,599.

Top Paying Companies

For a Creative Director in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Creative Director in United States. Employers include Google, Airbnb and Twitch.

1
Google
Google
$389,989/yr
2
Airbnb
$371,130/yr
3
Twitch
$359,649/yr
4
Meta
$347,189/yr
5
Uber
$322,746/yr
6
Intuit
$320,040/yr
9
YETI
$307,928/yr
10
TrueCar
$306,430/yr
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Top Paying Industries

For a Creative Director in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Creative Director in United States are Information Technology with a median total pay of $280,199, Real Estate with a median total pay of $262,109, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $235,670, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $233,077, and Financial Services with a median total pay of $230,164.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$280,199

    37% Higher than other industries

  • Real EstateReal Estate$262,109

    33% Higher than other industries

  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$235,670

    25% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$233,077

    25% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$230,164

    24% Higher than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Creative Director are Google, Airbnb, and Twitch.

GoogleGoogle$389,989/yr
AirbnbAirbnb$371,130/yr
TwitchTwitch$359,649/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Arts & Design?

Jobs in arts & design are growing due to increased access to remote work. These jobs often require a bachelor’s degree and technical skills such as graphic design software, web-development and research. Salaries vary, as jobs tend to be short-term and contractual, offering workers flexible schedules and the opportunity to manage multiple projects at once.

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

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Creative Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$105,000

/yr

$100K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
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Creative Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$298,500

/yr

$200K | $99K

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Creative Director

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

$100K | $20K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Creative Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$172,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Creative Director

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$95,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
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Video Director

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$305,000

/yr

$235K | $70K

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Creative Director

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$200,000

/yr

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4-6 years
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Creative Director pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Creative Director is $99,175 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Creative Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 8189 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Creative Director employees.

The highest salary for a Creative Director in United States is $172,404 per year.

The lowest salary for a Creative Director in United States is $57,521 per year.

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