Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$134,231
$9,688
Additional Cash Compensation
$143,919
Total Compensation
Median: 140,000
Min: $101K
Max: $170K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $134,231. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $9,688. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $143,919. Creative Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Creative Director employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

7,024
Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
904,495
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago
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Creative Director jobs in Chicago

Manager, Creative Director - Premium Brand Creative

Chicago
1 week ago
West Creek 6 (12076), United States of America, Richmond, VirginiaManager, Creative Director - Premium Brand CreativeCapital One Brand Creative is looking for an experienced, innovative, strategic creative leader who has managed and led creative teams. You will inspire and drive change while developing and executing world-class, effective creative strategies for a range of print and digital channels, including email, web, direct mail, display

Manager, Creative Director - Brand Tech

Chicago
2 days ago
West Creek 6 (12076), United States of America, Richmond, VirginiaManager, Creative Director - Brand TechCapital One Brand Creative is looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic creative. You will inspire and drive change by directing and executing world-class, effective creative strategies for a range of print and digital channels, including email, web, direct mail, display, video and social media. You know the formula for developing

Manager, Creative Director - Brand Standards & Identity

Chicago
1 week ago
West Creek 6 (12076), United States of America, Richmond, VirginiaManager, Creative Director - Brand Standards & IdentityCapital One Brand Creative is looking for an experienced, innovative, strategic creative leader who has managed and led creative teams. You will inspire and drive change while developing and executing world-class, effective creative strategies for brand standards and visual systems that bring our brand to life across different

Creative Producer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
The Role:Photography & Video production aficionado-always a producer, connector of people, master organizer, schedule & paperwork maven, occasionally a photographer / editor. Passionate about bringing photo & video productions into reality, through execution & final deliverables. The Creative Producer is a hands-on role that works throughout the entire process-once a concept has been approved by Brand and Compliance-from production planning into

Creative Marketing Intern

Chicago
1 day ago
Who we are M1 is a personal finance platform made for the modern era, uniting individual perspective with automated ease. Hundreds of thousands of investors take control of their long-term wealth with M1 and have already trusted us with over $6 billion of assets. As the Finance Super App™, we empower financial well-being with all the tools to invest, borrow, and spend: low-cost borrowing, high interest checking, and high cash back Visa® debit and

eCommerce Creative Lead (Hybrid)

Chicago
6 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 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 $136,429 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 $136,480.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Visual Designer$72,930
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer$80,647
Min: $58K
Max: $120K
UX Designer$84,397
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
Art Director$88,472
Min: $65K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher$93,574
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer$97,614
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer$110,629
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer$114,082
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director$134,231
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director$145,241
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
3% have this skill
6
Responsive Design
3% have this skill

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
$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
$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
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