Art Director Salary Chicago: Updated 2018 | Built In Chicago
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Art Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Median: $70K
Min: $56K
Max: $102K

How Much Does a Art Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Art Director in Chicago is $74,167. Art Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Art Director employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

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Art Director Salary ranges

The most common Art Director salary in Chicago is between $60k - $70k.

Average Art Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Art Director make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $73,500 on average.

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Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,568
Min: $45K
Max: $101K
Art Director $70,000
Min: $56K
Max: $102K
Product Designer $74,848
Min: $47K
Max: $111K
UI Designer $76,950
Min: $63K
Max: $90K
UX Designer $84,588
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Senior UI Designer $94,000
Min: $80K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $107,689
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Design Director $138,000
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $148,308
Min: $128K
Max: $165K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,545
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Design + UX jobs in Chicago

Sr. Art Director

2 weeks ago
The Senior Art Director is responsible for concepting and executing advertising in a variety of direct response media, including direct mail, digital, print and broadcast. The chosen candidate will be expected to execute on strategies developed by the Creative Director and/or Associate Creative Director. The Senior Art Director must be able to present concepts to the Creative Director...

Creative Director, Digital

1 week ago
About TMS.   We make engaging with brands more meaningful. So customers remember, recommend and come back for more. It’s the most powerful way to build a brand. It also doesn’t come easy.   So our agency is home to creative problem solvers, who overcome obstacles to put customer-first ideas, products and technologies into market, people who are willing to be part of a close community that pushes them to be better.   Our goal is to bring people &

Graphic Designer

2 weeks ago
The Graphic Designer is responsible for concepting and executing advertising in a variety of direct response media. The chosen candidate will be expected to execute on strategies developed by the Creative Director, Associate Creative Director and/or Senior Art Director.

Visual UI Designer

3 weeks ago
About Higi: higi is a population health enablement company that empowers consumers to measure, track, and act on their health numbers – blood pressure, pulse, weight, BMI, body composition, hydration -- through easily accessed higi self-screening health stations currently found at over 11,000 retail locations. Healthcare organizations connect to their consumers through higi to activate them in their health and to help them monitor their health

Visual Designer, Product + Marketing

21 hours ago
Built In is a network of online communities that has quickly become the #1 recruitment solution for tech companies. We are a company of entrepreneurs building the largest network of communities for entrepreneurs. By working at Built In you'll have the chance to work directly with the latest, and fastest-growing, technology companies all around the country. We help other companies solve their biggest pain points—talent and awareness with our

Senior Designer

2 weeks ago
As part of the Experience Design team, the Senior Designer will provide creative input and design to both external clients and internal audiences. Create diverse and strategic brand and digital concepts. Be the lead designer on projects from concept to delivery, with some oversight from a creative director.


6 days ago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where

Motion and Graphic Designer

West Suburbs
3 days ago
About the role The Mx Group is looking for an enthusiastic and multifaceted motion and graphic designer to join our team. You will work closely with our lead animator, copywriters and creative director, along with the rest of the creative team, to assist in developing concepts for motion graphics projects and bring to life compelling stories that align with our clients’ business goals and brand standards. You’ll be responsible for asset creation

Senior Digital Designer

2 weeks ago
As a Senior Digital Designer, you’ll help lead our team with forward-thinking design. We want work that speaks to people. Big ideas that make people cock their heads and consider things in a new light. We want fresh designs—the kind that come from the heart and soul. You’ll work with strategists, developers and other creatives from around the world to bring all that amazing work to people’s lives. You are the human touch in websites, apps, digital tools and products, campaigns and more.

Skills that affect Art Director salaries in Chicago

Interface Design
17% have this skill
Visual Design
17% have this skill
Adobe Creative Suite
17% have this skill
Mobile Design
17% have this skill
Graphic Design
17% have this skill
Responsive Design
17% have this skill

Recent Art Director salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $48,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
1-10 Employees
1-5 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $62,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $70,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $60,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $56,000
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $102,000
500+ Employees

Chicago Companies with the Highest Art Director Salaries

Mobile, Software
Professional Services, Software
Artificial Intelligence, Cloud
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