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Chicago
Chicago

Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$140,607
$10,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$150,607
Total Compensation
Median: $141K
Min: $101K
Max: $170K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $140,607. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $10,000. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $150,607. Creative Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Creative Director employees in Chicago.

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Creative Director jobs in Chicago

Sr Creative Designer

Chicago
2 days ago
+43
We are looking for a talented designer with a strong digital advertising portfolio to join the team and hit the ground running. The Centro Creative Services team handles a diverse range of design projects for both external and internal customers alike. Excellent problem solving and time management skills are a must with the wide variety of requests that come across our desks. Strong pop culture knowledge isn’t required, but it is a plus! If this sounds like your cup of tea then we’d love to meet you!

Creative Copywriter, Zoro

Northwest Suburbs
1 week ago
+58
Collaborate with cross-functional teams (including Marketing, HR, Customer Service and external agencies) to create content, refine our brand voice, promote our products, and create awareness of Zoro as a brand. Write and edit informative, engaging, and compelling copy to increase customer engagement, cultivate customer relationships, and drive action. Write relevant, unique creative content for all marketing channels and our vendor partners.

Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+33
You are responsible for the creative direction of video content. You will work with our video and motion graphics team to establish a formalized style and look for our content. You will set quality and conformity standards for video related projects. You will lead the creative process on in-studio and field shoots. You are responsible for style ideation of videos and motion graphics. You will review final pieces and make suggestions for improvement as needed.

Creative Manager

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+35
 You will be responsible for delivering our visual brand identity across all touchpoints and for raising the design standards at PowerReviews overall. You are comfortable designing within and expanding the overall brand style. You are passionate about every aspect of visual communication—from the web to print, email to video, and yes, even banner ads, you know how to translate our visual identity effectively for any medium. You embrace the opportunity to exercise skills in new mediums such as video and motion graphics. You’re an outgoing, self-motivated designer with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You can work with other designers, marketers, and sales folks to meet the demands of a growing business. Finally, you are empathetic to our customers and their needs.

Creative Director

Chicago
4 weeks ago
+25
Providing coaching and thought leadership, our Creative Directors drive innovation and collaboration within the team and with other functions of the business, in order to improve the quality of work we deliver to our clients. Creative Directors play an instrumental role in helping to facilitate change management and contribute to the One North culture.   Creative Directors typically build a team of designers at varying levels around a core set of clients while helping to shape and service new client opportunities as they arise. Creative Directors work collaboratively with the Managing Director to help build our brand and design offering, develop talent and drive the business forward.

Creative Manager

Chicago
1 month ago
+13
In this role, you will develop the creative strategy, messaging, and positioning for ThinkMarkets and ensure it is consistently delivered across all creative executions across multiple platforms. As our Creative Manager, you will be responsible for driving strategic creative decisions across marketing channels and managing the internal creative team. You will partner closely with performance marketing and product to ensure that all creative resources deliver high-quality work that represents the ThinkMarkets brand consistently. 

Creative Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
The Role: We are looking for a versatile, proactive and detail-oriented Creative Design Manager to join our Chicago based marketing team. We’re structured our team with deep functional expertise (project and campaign management), deep domain expertise (CRM, strategy, content strategy, etc.), and a growing creative team of design, copy and freelance video support. You’ll operate in a face-paced environment on a small, nimble team. Translation: you have an opportunity to make a big impact on Solstice and your career. In this role, you’ll support the critical execution facets of our marketing machine.

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
We are looking for a talented Associate Creative Director to join our Detroit office. If you love to be the central leader of an interdisciplinary creative team then we would love to talk to you. Associate Creative Directors at Rightpoint are project owners, team leaders and masters of digital craft. They push teams and their project to new heights. They are risk takers and creative innovators. They can spot issues before they turn into problems and collaboratively work with clients at all levels.  

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
As Associate Creative Director, you‘ll think strategically and conceptually about the brand experience. You understand each part of the business and are able to craft an articulate story that seamlessly translates to every single customer touchpoint. You combine a passion for sharp writing with a deep understanding of how brands communicate through digital channels. You will lead by example, working with our UI/UX teams and illustrators, to deliver beautiful digital experiences.

Creative Copywriter (Part time & Remote)

Chicago
4 weeks ago
The ideal person for this role is driven by our mission. You'll be joining a small, tight-knit remote team that does anything and everything to make Airfordable run smoothly. We know that good copy is invaluable to any brand and we’re looking for someone who lives and breathes it. As a wordsmith, you’ll spend your day doing what you do best — writing engaging copy that converts, and resonates with consumers who interact with the Airfordable brand. We're looking for someone who will help us build, grow, and maintain unique marketing engagement with consumers.

Creative Director Salary ranges

The two most common Creative Director salary ranges in Chicago are $120k - $130k and $150k - $160k.

Average Creative Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Creative Director make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $145,818 on average.

Creative Director Salary by gender

The average Creative Director salary for women is $128,250 and the average Creative Director salary for men is $129,956.

Creative Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Creative Director with 7+ years of experience is $129,274.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,997
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $74,375
Min: $53K
Max: $90K
UX Designer $81,061
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $81,758
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
Product Designer $86,216
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $97,089
Min: $83K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $104,791
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Creative Director $140,144
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $144,088
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $164,083
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Creative Director salaries in Chicago

1
Adobe Creative Suite
5% have this skill
2
Graphic Design
5% have this skill
3
Visual Design
5% have this skill
4
Interaction Design
4% have this skill
5
Responsive Design
4% have this skill
6
Wireframing
4% have this skill

Recent Creative Director salaries in Chicago

$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $125,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$111,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $111,000 with +$2,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$104,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $104,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$100,738
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $100,738 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A VP of Creative Design reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$124,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $124,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $165,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$128,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $128,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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