Fishbowl users report ACD salaries are between $110K-$190K, with an average of $160K in major cities, like New York and LA. Salary range is affected by city, agency tier, award wins, and years of experience.

Hi all! any idea of the average salary for an ACD entry level in advertising?

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ACD salary in Miami?

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Curious, what is perceived to be an appropriate fulltime salary range for ACD in NYC/LA? Need a reality check 🙏

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ACD salary in Miami

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On the verge of becoming ACD. If promoted (and salary isn’t in line with that of an ACD), can you negotiate salary or try for something higher? Or do I need to leave to see a solid increase?

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So, I know W+K does the whole "flat structure" thing by titling anyone below CD as a "creative." How does this affect salary ranges? Are they proportional to the range you'd get outside as a Jr./Sr./ACD? Lower?

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Freelance ACD hourly rate in NYC?

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What is a solid salary band for an ACD in NYC? I’m familiar with ranges for everything below that but not the next level. If senior is up to 150k at the high end, what’s ACD?

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If you had to guess an ACD salary in-house at Yelp… (SF based but remote forever allegedly). Can’t find any creative positions on their Glassdoor.

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Hey, I have some questions about living and working in Berlin. I would appreciate your help!! 1. What’s the acceptable, minimum and maximum pay for a Senior Creative and an ACD? 2. Do agencies in Germany typical pay a relocation bonus when bribing someone from USA? 3. How exactly enpensive is Berlin to live?

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I'm a Sr & my cw is mid level, I have 2 more yrs of experience. We've been partners for 2 yrs and we're interviewing at an agency that doesn't have Jr,mid,Sr & are really precious about acd title, likening them to CDs. At other places we've talked to we'd get respective promotions and raises but this agency wants to bring us in as a senior team. We don't have the same salary now and I'd feel a bit stiffed if they offer us the same salary. Am I an asshole for feeling this way? Wwyd?

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What is a good salary for an ACD in Milan??

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Anyone freelanced in Austin recently? What’s the typical day rate for ACD?

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First year ACD salary in NYC? Getting a bump and not sure what to ask for.

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Is 190k a fair salary for an ACD role in NYC? Im experienced and borderline about to be promoted to CD at my current shop

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What would be the freelance day rate for an ACD in London, Amsterdam, Barcelona and/or Madrid??

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NYC ACD salary? Big agency

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What salary would you ask for: Currently making 120k as a senior at a big shop. Moving to ACD role in small shop. Six years of experience + portfolio school. NYC. Where is my reasonable range?

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More senior end of ACD in LA salary anyone?

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Ok, fess up. Who took an ACD salary of $76k?

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I had first and second round interviews for a specific role at a company—and even discussed salary range with the recruiter during first round—then I get an email from the recruiter saying the SVP and ACD I interviewed with loved me and thought I’d be a great fit, and that she’d be in touch when a position opens up that matches my skills and level. Has anyone ever had something like this happen? I’m so confused, because the role was for my skills and level.

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What’s a good ACD-Copy salary range to ask for in NYC? How wide of a range to do you usually give? $10k spread, $20k?

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Senior Copywriter position at Droga5 coming from an ACD role (note: no ACD roles at Droga). What do we think the salary bracket is?

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What’s the range for ACD salary in LA?

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How much of a salary bump is typical when you go from sr creative to ACD?

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What’s the range of ACD salary in Toronto? Is 95k an unacceptable number?

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What is a reasonable/competitive hourly/day rate for an ACD art gig these days?

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What salary would be appropriate for a brand spankin’ new ACD (copywriter)?

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What salary would be appropriate for a brand spankin’ new ACD (copywriter)?

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ACD salary in Miami?

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Freelance ACD and CD’s in how much are y’all charging for your day rate/hourly rate these days? In New York? In LA? Elsewhere?

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I’ve never worked in the US but am wondering what salary would be for the following roles at at digital agency on the West Coast. I have 10 years of experience as a creative and film director. Associate Creative Director Creative Director

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I've been told some budget has been set aside for a promotion for me to ACD in Dec/Jan (not guaranteed). It's something Ive been working towards for 4 years and have been doing the same job as the ACDs on our team for the last 2 years so I really want to finally have the title and salary to match. That said, I am pregnant and will be on leave for a year starting in May. I was looking to notify work in early Jan but I think I should wait to see what happens with this promotion. Any advice?

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New job now wants me to have one direct report: Sounds like ACD stuff. Do I discuss salary adjustment? Or should I wait?

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I’m 31, art director ACD but wanting to be a film maker and photographer. I know I’ll have to give up a full time salary at some point. Is it too late to go to LA and start from scratch??

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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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Annual salary for an ACD?

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What’s an ACD salary in Toronto, Canada?

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Hourly rate for ACD in NYC?

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