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Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$151,250
$11,875
Additional Cash Compensation
$163,125
Total Compensation
Median: 150,000
Min: $140K
Max: $170K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $151,250. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $11,875. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $163,125. Creative Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Creative Director employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

7,144
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
Creative Director
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Creative Director Salary by gender

The average Creative Director salary for women is $148,000 and the average Creative Director salary for men is $160,000.

Creative Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Creative Director with 7+ years of experience is $151,250.

Creative Director Salary ranges

The most common Creative Director salary in Chicago is between $170k - $180k.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Visual Designer$73,310
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer$80,375
Min: $58K
Max: $120K
UX Designer$84,212
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
UX Researcher$93,936
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Art Director$102,487
Min: $86K
Max: $135K
Product Designer$105,515
Min: $80K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer$110,629
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer$113,879
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director$151,250
Min: $140K
Max: $170K
Design Director$152,788
Min: $120K
Max: $200K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$197,500
Min: $150K
Max: $220K

Career Info

Creative Director jobs in Chicago

Skills that affect Creative Director salaries in Chicago

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

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.

Recent Creative Director salaries in Chicago

$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Executive Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$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
$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
$155,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $155,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$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