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Creative Director in the United States

How much does a Creative Director earn in the United States? The average Creative Director salary in the United States is $119,826 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $100,009 and $142,578. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Responsible for directing creative work including audience promotions and advertising. Assists with audience research and develops creative briefs and design concepts to meet business objectives. Manages corporate creative strategies and establishes design policies. May oversee print production, graphic art, and desktop publishing. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

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