How much does a Executive Creative Director make?

Updated Oct 16, 2021

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$216,991 /yr
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265 salaries

$121K

Low

$217K

Average

$388K

High

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The national average salary for Executive Creative Director is $216,991 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Executive Creative Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 265 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Executive Creative Director employees.

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J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
3.7

J. Walter Thompson Worldwide

Executive Creative Director

$541,636

 /yr
Range: $352K - $549K
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$352K

$549K

$352,134 - $548,716 Range

R/GA
3.8

R/GA

Executive Creative Director

$228,705

 /yr
Range: $196K - $378K

$196K

$378K

$195,818 - $378,020 Range

Grey Group
3.6

Grey Group

Executive Creative Director

$380,756

 /yr
Range: $354K - $670K

$354K

$670K

$354,372 - $669,788 Range

AKQA
3.9

AKQA

Executive Creative Director

$329,617

 /yr
Range: $318K - $372K

$318K

$372K

$318,089 - $372,177 Range

Havas Worldwide
3.5

Havas Worldwide

Executive Creative Director

$301,544

 /yr
Range: $66K - $313K

$66K

$313K

$65,674 - $312,681 Range

BBDO
3.7

BBDO

Executive Creative Director

$403,952

 /yr
Range: $384K - $407K

$384K

$407K

$384,471 - $407,493 Range

Ogilvy
3.6

Ogilvy

Executive Creative Director

$312,666

 /yr
Range: $149K - $358K

$149K

$358K

$148,762 - $358,377 Range

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VSA Partners, LLC
3.1

VSA Partners, LLC

Executive Creative Director

$194,446

 /yr
Range: $174K - $206K

$174K

$206K

$174,125 - $205,848 Range

Huge
4.1

Huge

Executive Creative Director

$307,951

 /yr
Range: $204K - $334K

$204K

$334K

$204,383 - $333,925 Range

Edelman
3.9

Edelman

Executive Creative Director
About 

$263K -$289K

$263K

$289K

$262,929 - $289,283 Range

Hornall Anderson Design Works
3.5

Hornall Anderson Design Works

Executive Creative Director
About 

$229K -$271K

$229K

$271K

$229,128 - $271,183 Range

FCB Global
3.8

FCB Global

Executive Creative Director
About 

$338K -$379K

$338K

$379K

$337,904 - $378,584 Range

VML
3.6

VML

Executive Creative Director
About 

$156K -$194K

$156K

$194K

$156,485 - $194,258 Range

Saatchi & Saatchi X
3.4

Saatchi & Saatchi X

Executive Creative Director
About 

$206K -$223K

$206K

$223K

$206,004 - $222,608 Range

Publicis Groupe
3.7

Publicis Groupe

Executive Creative Director
About 

$178K -$421K

$178K

$421K

$178,277 - $420,528 Range

DDB
3.6

DDB

Executive Creative Director
About 

$208K -$244K

$208K

$244K

$208,089 - $243,739 Range

Epsilon
3.7

Epsilon

Executive Creative Director
About 

$158K -$192K

$158K

$192K

$158,432 - $192,238 Range

Saatchi & Saatchi Group
3.4

Saatchi & Saatchi Group

Executive Creative Director
About 

$332K -$369K

$332K

$369K

$332,336 - $369,084 Range

New York Times
4.1

New York Times

Executive Creative Director
About 

$151K -$257K

$151K

$257K

$150,988 - $257,312 Range

Publicis Sapient
3.8

Publicis Sapient

Executive Creative Director
About 

$303K -$468K

$303K

$468K

$303,269 - $468,056 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Executive Creative Director salaries

The national average salary for an Executive Creative Director is $216,991 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Executive Creative Director salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 265 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Executive Creative Director employees.

The highest salary for an Executive Creative Director in United States is $388,072 per year.

The lowest salary for an Executive Creative Director in United States is $121,331 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent executive creative director salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$350,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $350,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$250,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$200,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$210,000
per year
A Creative Executive in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$140,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the Rochester, NY Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Rochester, NY Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$150,000
per year
A Creative Executive in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$200,000
per year
An Executive Creative Director in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
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