Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$132,020
$8,929
Additional Cash Compensation
$140,949
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 $132,020. 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 $140,949. 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
9

Senior Digital Creative Copywriter

Chicago
1 week ago
About the role Our ideal Senior Digital Copywriter is a dynamic creative with a passion for storytelling and innate ability to distill complex concepts into simple compelling content. This strategic thinker understands how language lives within systems to ensure every word is working hard in the right context. Partnering closely with thought leaders and global marketing team, the Senior Digital Copywriter will lead the development of original

Creative Director, Content and Brand

Chicago
1 week ago
PerkSpot is searching for a Creative Director, Content and Brand to join our marketing team! Founded in 2006, PerkSpot is dedicated to inspiring others to love where they work by providing exclusive access to the best discounts available - anywhere. We ensure employees see offers curated to their interests, allowing them to save on electronics, home goods, meal delivery, mortgages, travel, and all the other little-and big-things that will make

Creative Director

Chicago
4 days ago
  About Leap: Leap is building the world's largest network of branded retail stores – powered by data, systems and scale. The Leap Platform enables brands to deploy stores that work in concert with eCommerce more rapidly and at significantly reduced cost and risk. Brand stores powered by Leap bring modern brands to life with compelling, immersive customer experience and data driven operations. At Leap, our diverse, growing team is excited by the

Creative Project Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
The RoleThe Creative Project Manager is a hands-on role that works throughout the entire process of getting our project deliverables completed on-time. They are enthusiastic, hyper-organized, rational thinkers who thrive in calendars, spreadsheets, and accountability. They are well-versed in all forms of creative production-from packaging to collateral to retail assets, social media, merch, and beyond. This process involves everything from

Creative Director (Design)

Chicago
3 weeks ago
About The Opportunity We're all about connecting hungry diners with our network of over 300,000 restaurants nationwide. User-friendly platforms and streamlined delivery capabilities set us apart in the world of online food ordering. Grubhub is a place where authentically fun culture meets innovation and teamwork. We believe in empowering people and opening doors for new opportunities. If you're looking for a place that values relationships

eCommerce Creative Lead (Hybrid)

Chicago
2 months ago
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

Creative Director (Financial Services Technology)

Chicago
2 weeks ago
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

Graphics Designer & Local Brand Creative

Chicago
3 weeks ago
We believe in a world where growth thrives across borders and cultures. That’s why our Founder and CEO Rick Hammell started Atlas, coining the term Employer of Record (EOR) simultaneously. As an EOR, Atlas employs people to work for companies anywhere in the world.  Before we came along, the only businesses offering a similar solution were essentially brokers. They’d outsource your HR and payroll services to third-party providers in different

Creative Strategist

Chicago
1 week ago
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 most common Creative Director salary in Chicago is between $170k - $180k.

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 $132,000 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 $134,476.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Visual Designer$72,930
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer$81,313
Min: $58K
Max: $120K
UX Designer$84,639
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
Art Director$89,539
Min: $65K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher$93,574
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer$97,656
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer$109,777
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer$113,184
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director$132,020
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director$144,215
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$190,000
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
2% have this skill
6
Responsive Design
2% 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
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 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
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