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Chicago
Chicago

Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$140,637
$10,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$150,637
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 $140,637. 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 $150,637. 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

Agency Creative Lead

Chicago
1 week ago
+26
The Creative Lead (CL) is dedicated to a specific account team within A123. They are responsible for working directly with their Account Lead partner to oversee and deliver exceptional quality and creative work for the account partner. You will coordinate, concept and manage execution of all creative deliverables for their account and work with the Account Lead to present the creative ideas to the client and oversee their execution and delivery. The Creative Lead, while working closely with the Account Lead, will need to build a strong and reciprocal relationship with the account partners. Understanding the account stakeholder’s goals and objectives and work to bring strong, strategic and creative ideas to the table.

Creative Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+37
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 Design Specialist

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
Design and manage corporate creative assets for digital and print, including, but not limited to advertising, icons, collateral, exhibit graphics, email banners, sales enablement, and corporate branding. Manage and update creative aspects of company website, including design, functionality, and user experience. Create multimedia including animation, simulations, videos, and other interactive visual content. Design and produce campaigns, print concepts, and web pages. Collaborate effectively with marketing and product marketing team.

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+40
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.  

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 $131,158.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,140
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,300
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
Art Director $81,492
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Designer $81,555
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Product Designer $88,832
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
UX Researcher $89,130
Min: $72K
Max: $116K
Senior UI Designer $100,875
Min: $75K
Max: $137K
Senior UX Designer $104,921
Min: $65K
Max: $130K
Creative Director $140,637
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $143,159
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
4% have this skill
2
Graphic Design
4% have this skill
3
Visual Design
4% have this skill
4
Wireframing
3% have this skill
5
Interaction Design
3% have this skill
6
Typography
3% have this skill

Recent Creative Director salaries in Chicago

$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
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
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