Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$130,385
$8,929
Additional Cash Compensation
$139,314
Total Compensation
Median: 125,000
Min: $101K
Max: $170K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $130,385. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $8,929. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $139,314. Creative Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Creative Director employees in Chicago.

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Creative Director jobs in Chicago
13

Creative Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+49
The world has changed. Why hasn’t insurance? Kin’s mission is to reimagine home insurance For Every New Normal. While other insurers struggle to handle a fast-changing world, Kin is built for the future and is prepared to meet its challenges head on while helping our customers do the same. Kin is proud to be one of BuiltIn Chicago’s 2021 and 2022 Best Mid Sized Companies to work for, and Forbes 2021 Best Startup Employers in North America. Simply

eCommerce Creative Lead (Hybrid)

Chicago
1 week ago
+47
Address: USA-IL-Chicago-300 South Riverside Plaza Store Code: Marketing Services (27144) What’s Our Dish Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when

Head of Creative USA

Chicago
1 week ago
+45
Head of Creative Location: Full-time, remote Base Salary: $52,000  Additional Comp: $4,500 per annum + medical benefits, etc Ideal Start Date: ASAP With our continued expansion into North America, we require a talented individual with a highly tuned ear for composition. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of our unique Brand-Sound™ package, visiting clients across the Denver Metropolitan Area to conduct the interactive Music and Voice Workshop

Creative & Content Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+63
Who we are: Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats (NASDAQ: SEAT) is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists, and teams they love. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+55
The Associate Creative Director, reporting to the Creative Director will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic creative concepts across owned digital and print communication channels to support our global financial services brand. This individual must possess a deep understanding of enterprise-wide brand and design digital systems, and have core strengths in design and marketing communications. The ACD will be adept in

Creative Director (Dining)

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+54
Bounteous is a leading digital innovation partner for the world’s most ambitious brands. Our organization creates transformative digital experiences through services that include strategy, experience design, technology, analytics and insight, and marketing.   We are seeking a Creative Director to join the Dining Business Unit; the team dedicated to helping brands like Domino’s, Wingstop, Wawa, Panda Express, and DashIn drive incremental revenue

Director, Creative Operations

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+57
From our product to employee experience to our brand, design matters at Sprout Social . Driven by the possibilities between what is expected of us and what we are capable of, we strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our work . This commitment to excellence paired with a desire to build and grow best-in-class teams and culture brings the need to proactively create and nurture an environment where creatives are inspired and thriving

Brand Creative and Content Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+25
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide

Creative Director (Financial Services Technology)

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+54
Bounteous is looking for a Creative Director with a background in the Financial Services space 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

Group Creative Director (Financial Services Technology)

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+54
Bounteous is looking for a Group Creative Director focused on building teams and business growth in the Financial Services space. This person is a strong strategic thinker with proven experience developing and owning thought leadership, and has experience operating both as a leader of client relationships and a leader of pitches. Strengthening the Experience Design practice, fueling teams, and seeking out new opportunities to shape the future of

Creative Copy Lead - J.P. Morgan / JPMorgan Chase

Chicago
1 week ago
+22
Job Description This is not just a boring bank job. We're seeking a talented Creative Copy Lead to join our dynamic, fast-growing in-house agency team. This person is a hands-on, creative copywriter/creative director and problem solver who can roll up their sleeves and create work while also growing and nurturing a team of copywriters who work on our J.P. Morgan and JPMorgan Chase corporate brands. This person demonstrates exceptional talent in

Creative Strategist

Chicago
1 week ago
+45
Agency Overview Agency EA is a brand experience agency, specializing in user events, worldwide event programs, summits, conferences and B2B experiential campaigns. As experiential alchemists, we blend the tactical and magical to create exceptional experiences for some of the biggest brands in the world. Working collaboratively — cross team, cross discipline and even across continents — we form lasting and meaningful partnerships with our clients

Creative Director Salary ranges

The two most common Creative Director salary ranges in Chicago are $100k - $110k and $150k - $160k.

Average Creative Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Creative Director make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $156,667 on average.

Creative Director Salary by gender

The average Creative Director salary for women is $127,500 and the average Creative Director salary for men is $129,040.

Creative Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Creative Director with 7+ years of experience is $132,924.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $68,532
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer $82,200
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $84,147
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
Art Director $87,630
Min: $60K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $93,628
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $96,565
Min: $57K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer $109,777
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $112,379
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director $130,385
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $144,215
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $180,000
Min: $150K
Max: $210K

Skills that affect Creative Director salaries in Chicago

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

Recent Creative Director salaries in Chicago

$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $145,000 with +$2,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $105,000 with +$11,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$123,500
Yearly Salary
A Design Manager reported a yearly salary of $123,500
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$30,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$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
501-1,000 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
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