How much does a Creative Director make in Washington, DC? The average Creative Director salary in Washington, DC is $139,849 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $116,720 and $166,403. 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. 

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Senior Art Director

Creative Circle - Washington, DC

Senior Designer / Art Director

Creative Circle - Washington, DC

Content Director

Lockwood Strategy - Washington, DC

Art Director (Temp)

Wunderman Thompson - Washington, DC

Job Description for Creative Director

Creative Director is 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. Being a Creative Director manages corporate creative strategies and establishes design policies. May oversee print production, graphic art, and desktop publishing. Additionally, Creative Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Creative Director 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. To be a Creative Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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About Washington, District of Columbia    Washington, D.C. is located in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. East Coast. Due to the District of Columbia retrocession, the city has a total area....More

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