What is included in the typical compensation package of a CD in the US (agency-side)? Do you usually have a yearly bonus, a car, office phone, or other benefits?

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5 months into my first job. Been given a lot of responsibilities here. Rose from intern, to Jr, to Jr with actual responsibilities leading pitches and overseeing production and all that stuff that I didn't think I'd ever get to do in my first year. I like my CD a lot, they're awesome and a real mentor. Most coworkers are pretty meh but I like some of them. Salary is awful. I've received an offer from a competing agency here... It would triple my current salary. I'm not sure... What to do...

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A tech firm reached out, and I had a 30-min call with a CD. Went well and I agreed to more interviews. Turns out the next round is a “4-hour panel WebEx interview”. Their creative dept isn’t well established, so is it wrong for me to politely say “4 hours is a big investment, can we briefly chat about salary range, title, etc”? I kinda don’t want to go down this road for a lateral title and who-knows-what salary. If it was a better-known in-house shop, I’d go with the flow.

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What king of jump in salary can you ask when being promoted from Acd to CD level, in a big agency? (My salary is currently 180k/yr)

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I'm in a bit of a pickle. I'm interviewing for a CD position in-house and I have absolutely no idea what salary range to ask for. I have 6 years of experience, and am based in Australia. The company is known to pay quite well also, knowing to pay above market rate. The range out there is so broad between agency and in-house, and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, not to mention worried that I could either undersell myself or ask too much and not get the job.

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Good NYC agency with good people & brands (have freelanced there a ton, but I don’t want to move) looking for a CD/CW, 10+yrs experience, salary range $200-225k, ideally someone already in NYC...msg me if you’re a good fit/want more info. They asked me to screen books so I won’t 100% pass you on—sorry—but want to share as many great 🐠 candidates as possible!

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I've been offered CD position within my small agency. Used to have an ECD but didnt re-up contract. I was already running the creative team of 12. Any ideas what I should be getting for salary?

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Hey there, what is reasonable salary for a CD in the Bay Area? I’ll be working as CD in a digital agency. I’m currently working in Amsterdam and have around 7 years of experience

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At the start of the month, spoke w a CD I knew about a spot at his agency. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his cap. Fine, still interested. After a couple of weeks of nothing, their recruiter calls me on Thursday to tell me more about the agency and the role, then says the salary parameters & it’s $5k less than what the CD said. I told her the number he said & she said she’d talk w him. Did I just ruin my shot? And when should I follow up?

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Anyone make the jump from agencies to tech? Any advice on what salary you’d request for an ACD (or CD) role at a Bay Area tech firm? They tracked me down and have been pretty aggressive about moving things along, so I may have some leverage.

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For big NYC shops, what’s the general salary range for CCO, ECD, GCD, and CD?

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Favouritism? I got screwed over, paired with another art director. Same job title, salary, started at the same time. After doing good work together, I won awards individually, turned down a job offer to stay in this company...was let go and it turned out my cd who dealt with my pay etc and decided where briefs went had never raised the job I turned down with management, I was earning less and he had been giving the good opportunities to the other junior ad. Ended in me getting a pay off...

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% increase in salary when moving from CD to ECD at a small agency? What else should I ask for in addition to salary increase?

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What’s the range of CD salary in Chicago? Thank you!

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Is there a big difference in cost of living between NYC and LA? Moving to LA for a job and want to ensure my salary expectations are in the right ballpark. I currently make $130k and my rent (shared with my partner) is $2950. We already own a car together so we already have that in our world of monthly expenses, and would be road tripping out there over the course of a month. Also, I’ll be jumping from ACD to CD, going from media company to small digital agency.

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I just got indirectly blamed by the CCO for a board I didn't comp, but my CD. CD said nothing when it was raised.. what the... Not a big thing but still 🤷‍♀️

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Pharma CD staff salary with a big NYC holding company? $235k?

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What’s the highest salary you’ve seen for Creative Director? I’ve seen $500k on the industry side. It is one of the most lucrative corporate roles out there, very underrated career path.

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Anyone know ACD/cd salary at martin or virginia agencies in general?

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SVP, CD big NYC pharma agency salary? $225k? No awards, just a few decades of experience and a “can-do” attitude to offer 😉

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What’s the average hourly rate for a freelance CD in LA?

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Average salary or salary range for a CD (technically VP, CD) title in pharma? Oncology/HCP focus.

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Average CD salary at a top shop in NYC?

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What is included in the typical compensation package of a CD in the US (agency-side)? Do you usually have a yearly bonus, a car, office phone, or other benefits?

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Have about $10,000 as my emergency fund.. with the HYSA rates decreasing- would you’ll suggest to keep most of it in a CD and lock in a certain APY or split it into half? Also, any good recommendations for both? PS: I’ll have my rolling salary checks so don’t mind putting the money away for sometime in a CD

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Salary for a CD in LA right now? Have salaries gone down since Covid?

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At the start of the month, I spoke to a CD about a spot at his agency, an agency I really want to be a part of. He said my salary request was a bit high & told me his limit. Fine, still interested. After a couple of weeks of nothing, their recruiter calls me on Thursday to tell me more about the role and the agency. Then says the salary parameters and it’s $5k less than what he said. I told her the number he gave & she said she’d talk to him. Did I just tryin my shot? And when should i follow up

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What do you prefer? Stay as an expensive ACD (what can be a problem if recruiters think you are too expensive for a ACD) or you accept a CD title with a normal CD salary, but now way more difficult +

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What is the average salary range for in-house CD role in NY

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What’s the average salary for a CD in nyc?

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What’s the creative director salary range in Chicago?

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Day rate for a CD doing hands-on copywriting? Mostly for digital and direct marketing campaigns.

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As many of us navigate the challenges of negotiating during Covid layoffs, my question is what do you think is a good, fair and realistic salary for an independent agency to offer a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in metro Detroit, considering the current economic climate?

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Creative Director salary in NYC. What would you ask for?

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Average salary or salary range for a CD (technically VP, CD) title in pharma? Oncology/HCP focus.

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CD salary in SF for a Series D unicorn? 9 years of experience, 1 award.

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What’s the Creative Director salary range in Chicago?

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CD salary in Denver?

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What’s a typical salary for a creative director in Miami (10+ years in advertising, but new to CD role)?

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