Agency-side CD salary in Portland, OR?

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I’m going to guess around $150k. Could be as low as 125 for a small, not so famous shop, up to 175 and 200 for a bigger shop with moneyed clients or international offices.

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We don’t even have a lot of shops for advertising CDs to work in truthfully. A lot of design and marketing agencies where yeah, 125-160 sounds about right. Seems like only wieden and R/GA have true CDs. Maybe I’m crazy.

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W+K Pdx pays cd salaries on par with the industry. We don’t play the “privilege to work here” card, we pay people fairly based on their talent and experience.

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Lower than you want. I was just offered a group strategy director role at one of the biggest shops in town and they came with $150K. A 15 person agency in Texas paid me 200. Ridiculous.

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Or put her to work at Wieden. That’s all they’re hiring these days.

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W+K CDs make that little?! My aspirations to end up there as a CD just evaporated.

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