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1,355 Creative Director Salaries

Creative Directors earn $85,000 annually on average, or $41 per hour, which is 25% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Creative Directors work for BCBG Max Azria at $200,000 annually while the lowest paid Creative Directors work for Kolizey earning approximately $25,000 each year.

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"Pay is just the scoreboard for the game I'm playing. The game is being a great designer and if the game is being won, the scoreboard will reflect it."
Posted 8 years ago in Lake Forest, CA

$155K Alcone Marketing Group's Average Creative Director Salary (3 salaries)

+$70K (58%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$76K (64%) more than average Alcone Marketing Group salary ($79K)
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+$20K (12%) more than average Alcone Marketing Group Creative Director salary ($155K)
"For all the rabbits I pulled out of my hat for the agency as a whole, I probably should have been paid more. But if I look at the world as a whole, I'm quite fortunate to work in a profession I enjoy and make a good living."
+$15K (9%) more than average Alcone Marketing Group Creative Director salary ($155K)
"It was fair for the NYC area marketplace."
-$34K (24%) less than average Alcone Marketing Group Creative Director salary ($155K)

$138K Mary Kay's Average Creative Director Salary (2 salaries)

+$53K (47%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$106K (124%) more than average Mary Kay salary ($32K)
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+$7K (4%) more than average Mary Kay Creative Director salary ($138K)
"Mary Kay Cosmetics is a very good employer. They offer very good packages with great benefits and a good corporate environment. The company has great values and overall the work environment is very warm and accepting. I started as a Senior Art Director in 2006 with an average of $75K and have progressed to Global Creative Director with final salary of $145K. I feel my compensation is competitive with the cost of living in Dallas."
-$8K (5%) less than average Mary Kay Creative Director salary ($138K)
"I started at MK as a art director and with in two years a was promoted to first Sr. art director international and quickly to creative director. One year later I was the lead creative director for the brand and marketing teams. I feel that my salary compensation is fair under Texas standards"

$30K Spinto's Average Creative Director Salary (2 salaries)

-$55K (95%) less than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
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"I think it is not bat to start in this country. I have been living in MiamI for 2 years, and it is not a cheap place to live."
Equal to average Spinto Creative Director salary ($30K)
"It's my first work in this country, I think that I can find a best place to improve my salary."

$93K Doner's Average Creative Director Salary (7 salaries)

+$8K (8%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$35K (46%) more than average Doner salary ($58K)
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-$74K (132%) less than average Doner Creative Director salary ($93K)
"My hourly rate was from an internship, so there is not too much to comment on for it."
+$8K (8%) more than average Doner Creative Director salary ($93K)
+$58K (47%) more than average Doner Creative Director salary ($93K)
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$78K Knockout Creative's Average Creative Director Salary (4 salaries)

-$7K (8%) less than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$15K (21%) more than average Knockout Creative salary ($63K)
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+$12K (14%) more than average Knockout Creative Creative Director salary ($78K)
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-$13K (18%) less than average Knockout Creative Creative Director salary ($78K)
-$18K (26%) less than average Knockout Creative Creative Director salary ($78K)
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$137K Los Angeles Times' Average Creative Director Salary (3 salaries)

+$52K (46%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$82K (85%) more than average Los Angeles Times salary ($55K)
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-$17K (13%) less than average Los Angeles Times Creative Director salary ($137K)
"I started as a freelancer at $45 an hour. Publishing is in a pinch so I understood the financial troubles of the company."
+$4K (2%) more than average Los Angeles Times Creative Director salary ($137K)
+$13K (9%) more than average Los Angeles Times Creative Director salary ($137K)

$86K J Walter Thompson's Average Creative Director Salary (3 salaries)

+$1K (1%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$26K (35%) more than average J Walter Thompson salary ($60K)
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-$29K (40%) less than average J Walter Thompson Creative Director salary ($86K)
"Creative salaries in Mexico are considerably low compared to other countries."
-$62K (112%) less than average J Walter Thompson Creative Director salary ($86K)
+$29K (28%) more than average J Walter Thompson Creative Director salary ($86K)

$180K JPMorgan's Average Creative Director Salary (2 salaries)

+$95K (71%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$129K (111%) more than average JPMorgan salary ($51K)
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-$20K (11%) less than average JPMorgan Creative Director salary ($180K)
"Salary is adequate for the role"
+$20K (10%) more than average JPMorgan Creative Director salary ($180K)

$131K Smoking Gun Media's Average Creative Director Salary (2 salaries)

+$46K (42%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
+$33K (28%) more than average Smoking Gun Media salary ($98K)
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-$11K (8%) less than average Smoking Gun Media Creative Director salary ($131K)
+$10K (7%) more than average Smoking Gun Media Creative Director salary ($131K)

$106K Business Demographics' Average Creative Director Salary (2 salaries)

+$21K (21%) more than national average Creative Director salary ($85K)
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-$15K (15%) less than average Business Demographics Creative Director salary ($106K)
"I know that I am being underpaid, but I was willing to accept that for a while to spend more time with my children."
+$14K (12%) more than average Business Demographics Creative Director salary ($106K)
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