Creative Director is a lucrative position is being paid handsome amount of salary in art and entertainment industry. Advertising industry in India is also the most alluring for creative professionals. Creative director are the money spinner in this advertising industry. Creative directors work in many industries like graphic design, film, music, fashion, advertising, media or entertainment industries. But, the utility of creative directors is maximized in web development and software development.
creative-directorSalary of creative director is in the band of Rs 3.5 – Rs. 29 lakh annually. On an average, they have annual package of Rs. 11 lakh. Most of the creative directors have profit sharing in the project as their remuneration. The profit sharing bracket is range from Rs 50 thousand to Rs 8 lakh. So, adding the profit sharing and bonuses in the salary, their annual packages comes in band of Rs. 3,75,000 to Rs 31,00,000. Salary of creative director keeps on increasing with the experience gained.

Salaries of Creative director in Advertising Industry

If we compare Delhi and Mumbai, Mumbai pays the higher salaries to creative director. Although, the lowest salary packages are same in both the cities. As they gain experience Mumbai pays higher to creative directors. So, Mumbai becomes lucrative place for working for creative director. The salary of creative director in Delhi and Mumbai with different experience is given in the table below.

Salaries of Creative Director in Advertising Industry in India Rupee
Delhi Mumbai
Designation Low Salary High Salary Low Salary High Salary
0-1 years 105000 200000 175000 250000
1-3 years 225000 325000 250000 325000
3-5 years 350000 425000 350000 450000
5-10 years 475000 550000 475000 550000
10-15 years 600000 800000 600000 800000
15 years and above 800000 1200000 800000 1200000

If we compare the salaries of creative director in other cities, then the Bangalore is the highest paying cities to creative director, even higher than Mumbai and Delhi.

Salaries of Creative Director in Advertising Industry in India Rupee
Bangalore Hyderabad Kolkata
Designation Low Salary High Salary Low Salary High Salary
1-3 years 250000 325000 200000 275000
3-5 years 350000 450000 300000 375000
5-10 years 475000 550000 400000 575000
10-15 years 600000 800000 600000 800000
15 years and above 800000 1250000 800000 1200000

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If we see the salary of creative director with experience of 1-3 year, Bangalore and Mumbai pay the highest salary in advertising industry. Rest of metropolitan cities pay at same level except hyderabad. The salaries of creative direction have experience of 1-3 year in major metropolitan cities are displayed below.