Art Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$84,182
$4,833
Additional Cash Compensation
$89,015
Total Compensation
Median: $84K
Min: $56K
Max: $135K

How Much Does a Art Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Art Director in Chicago is $84,182. The average additional cash compensation for a Art Director in Chicago is $4,833. The average total compensation for a Art Director in Chicago is $89,015. Art Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Art Director employees in Chicago.

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Art Director jobs in Chicago

Associate Creative Director, Design

Chicago
8 months ago
+39
The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.

Senior Art Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+43
Why project44?   Our mission is to usher in a new era of trust and predictability to transportation and logistics, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. The industry is massive, as is the opportunity. We’re looking for bright, ambitious individuals to join our growing global team and help us enable a more productive and successful world. We’re changing the way the world ships, and we’re looking for you to help us get there!    About the

Group Creative Director, Pharma

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
*Open to remote candidatesGroup Creative DirectorThe Creative Group at closerlook, a member of Fishawack Health, is a data-driven, conceptual creative team focused on what matters most: Better health outcomes for patients and greater business impact for the brands that serve them.In short, we do award-winning creative work that gets results.The Group Creative Director (GCD) leads the winning, activation, and development of creative work. he GCD

Brand, Creative Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+10
77 West Wacker Dr (35012), United States of America, Chicago, Illinois Brand, Creative Director Brand, Creative Director Who we’re looking for.We’re looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic Creative Director with a proven track record of managing talented teams. A Creative Director with senior-level chops who inspires, drives change and both develops and executes strong creative strategies for big brands. Someone who’s a natural

Associate Creative Director, Copy

Chicago
6 months ago
+39
About the job *closerlook is based in Chicago and open to remote candidates for this position   At closerlook, the Associate Creative Director, Copy is charged with guiding the project team and the client through closerlook’s creative process to ensure delivery of the highest-quality creative work, on time and on budget. On one or more accounts, the Associate Creative Director leads a creative team that includes an Art Director, a Writing

Associate Creative Director, Copy

Chicago
8 months ago
+39
At closerlook, the Associate Creative Director, Copy is charged with guiding the project team and the client through closerlook’s creative process to ensure delivery of the highest-quality creative work, on time and on budget. On one or more accounts, the Associate Creative Director leads a creative team that includes an Art Director, a Writing Director, an Interaction Design Director, and one or more Designers and Copywriters. The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.The Associate Creative Director should have a background in writing. Additionally, the Associate Creative Director must have a strong working knowledge of design and art direction. Deep experience in digital marketing is a must. Experience with pharmaceutical marketing and responsive design is strongly preferred.The Associate Creative Director reports to the Creative Director. 

Art Director

Chicago
2 days ago
+59
OverviewA BIT ABOUT USThe Marketing Store is a consumer engagement agency that believes in the power of experience to build brands. Experience is any valuable interaction between a brand and consumer, and it's the currency of 21st century marketing; consumers are placing greater value on it, technology provides brands with greater opportunity to deliver, and it's the key to unlocking huge growth.Our core skill is therefore transforming brands,

Art Director - Remote

Chicago
2 days ago
+39
Are you someone who self-initiates and is comfortable leading with an approachable and optimistic style? Are you careful and meticulous and utterly reliable because you are organized, self-sufficient and conscientious? Want to help make the world a safer, more sustainable and more creative place? If so, Black Spectacles’ Art Director role may be the perfect opportunity for you to grow in your career! At Black Spectacles, we’re a purpose driven

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
3 days ago
+55
Bounteous is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join our fast-growing design practice. This role is ideal for a dynamic and impassioned creative veteran focused on furthering sound design principles in a fast-paced dynamic environment. The ideal director is a naturally engaging storyteller and mentor who enjoys collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams to collectively deliver incredible, award-winning experiences. Role and

Art Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
About Figo Figo was born in a Chicago-based Google tech hub. Passionate about changing how consumers view and interact with insurance, as well as holistically improving the life of pets, Figo developed the Figo Pet Cloud with today’s pet parent in mind: socially connected, on-the-go, and mobile-dependent. Combined with simple to understand insurance plans, Figo delivers peace of mind to customers across America. The Figo team is creative,

Associate Creative Director (Copy)

Chicago
1 day ago
MCD Partners, a member of M&C Saatchi Worldwide, is a talented group of designers, developers, storytellers, and strategists—who share a passion for bringing beautiful digital experiences to life. We’re looking for a roll-up-your-sleeves, digital ACD with a copy background. Projects are centered on UX and customer experience, but often include marketing-focused elements. This is a fulltime or FL to FT position that will initially be remote, but

Art Director Salary ranges

The most common Art Director salary in Chicago is between $80k - $90k.

Average Art Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Art Director make the most at companies with 1,000+ employees, earning $90,500 on average.

Art Director Salary by gender

The average Art Director salary for women is $88,896 and the average Art Director salary for men is $86,563.

Art Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Art Director with 7+ years of experience is $97,238.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,177
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,886
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,389
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $84,182
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $87,767
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,006
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $104,028
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $110,105
Min: $65K
Max: $205K
Creative Director $140,450
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $141,197
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Art Director salaries in Chicago

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Graphic Design
6% have this skill
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Typography
6% have this skill
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Adobe Creative Suite
6% have this skill
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Visual Design
6% have this skill
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Visual Asset Production
3% have this skill
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Wireframing
3% have this skill

Recent Art Director salaries in Chicago

$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Art Director reported a yearly salary of $85,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$97,000
Yearly Salary
A Visual Design Lead reported a yearly salary of $97,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$96,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead – Digital Art Direction reported a yearly salary of $96,000 with +$2,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$66,000
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $66,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$85,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Art Director, Team Lead reported a yearly salary of $85,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Designer reported a yearly salary of $120,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$86,000
Yearly Salary
A Art Director reported a yearly salary of $86,000 with +$3,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$68,500
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $68,500
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Graphic Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$109,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Manager of User Interface reported a yearly salary of $109,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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