Creative Director Salary Chicago: Updated 2018 | Built In Chicago
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Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$148,308
$11,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$159,308
Total Compensation
Median: $148K
Min: $128K
Max: $165K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $148,308. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $11,000. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $159,308. 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 Salary ranges

The most common Creative Director salary in Chicago is between $150k - $160k.

Average Creative Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Creative Director make the most at companies with 201-500 employees, earning $157,500 on average.

Creative Director Salary by gender

The average Creative Director salary for women is $149,333 and the average Creative Director salary for men is $148,333.

Creative Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Creative Director with 7+ years of experience is $148,833.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,568
Min: $45K
Max: $101K
Art Director $70,000
Min: $56K
Max: $102K
Product Designer $74,848
Min: $47K
Max: $111K
UI Designer $76,950
Min: $63K
Max: $90K
UX Designer $84,588
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Senior UI Designer $94,000
Min: $80K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $108,667
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Design Director $138,000
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $148,308
Min: $128K
Max: $165K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,545
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Design + UX jobs in Chicago
69

Graphic Designer, Zoro Tools

Northwest Suburbs
3 weeks ago
+30
Zoro Tools is hiring a Graphic Designer for our marketing group located in our Buffalo Grove, IL office. We are looking for entrepreneurial-minded talent that thrives in a collaborative environment focusing on collective solutions that drive additional business and continually improves the customer experience.

Experience Design Architect

Chicago
1 day ago
+26
Are you a doer with a track record of managing complex requirements and delivering intuitive and well-designed digital products? Are you looking for a career path that teams you up with clients and technologists to build products in an agile and iterative fashion? We are seeking a senior designer to join our team as a project lead who will craft seamless application experiences.

Experience Designer

Chicago
1 day ago
+26
Are you looking for a career path that teams you up with clients and technologists to build products in an agile and iterative fashion? Are you at home when presenting your designs directly to your clients and working with them to iterate through the process? Do you want to work on impactful digital products that are used and measured? We are seeking a product designer...

Senior Product Designer

Chicago
4 days ago
SpotOn - Chicago, IL (In-House only, but relocation available) SpotOn is a fast-growing payments, marketing, and loyalty platform. We have built easy-to-use tools for businesses to increase revenue and connect them with their customers using rewards, deals, online reviews, and data analytics. Tools like these were previously only available to big businesses with big bankrolls and their own developers, but our platform caters to neighborhood

Creative Director, Digital

Chicago
1 week ago
About TMS.   We make engaging with brands more meaningful. So customers remember, recommend and come back for more. It’s the most powerful way to build a brand. It also doesn’t come easy.   So our agency is home to creative problem solvers, who overcome obstacles to put customer-first ideas, products and technologies into market, people who are willing to be part of a close community that pushes them to be better.   Our goal is to bring people &

Sr. Art Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
The Senior Art Director is responsible for concepting and executing advertising in a variety of direct response media, including direct mail, digital, print and broadcast. The chosen candidate will be expected to execute on strategies developed by the Creative Director and/or Associate Creative Director. The Senior Art Director must be able to present concepts to the Creative Director...

Senior Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+22
As part of the Experience Design team, the Senior Designer will provide creative input and design to both external clients and internal audiences. Create diverse and strategic brand and digital concepts. Be the lead designer on projects from concept to delivery, with some oversight from a creative director.

Interactive Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
+12
The Marketing team at Rewards Network is seeking a passionate, self-motivated, and innovative Interactive Designer for this position. You are a fresh creative thinker, with a passion for design in all media and a love of making things. You’re a collaborator adept at leveraging and working with every discipline to deliver compelling user experiences for Rewards Network’s websites, interactive mediums, emails, and other communications including

Graphic Designer

Chicago
2 weeks ago
The Graphic Designer is responsible for concepting and executing advertising in a variety of direct response media. The chosen candidate will be expected to execute on strategies developed by the Creative Director, Associate Creative Director and/or Senior Art Director.

Designer

Chicago
6 days ago
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where

Brand Designer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+24
The brand design team at Sprout Social is comprised of multidisciplinary designers, illustrators, animators and video producers who are passionate about defining brand standards, visualizing compelling stories, and creating delightful experiences for our customers, prospects and internal team.

Senior UI / Interaction Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
Overview The Marketing Store, a HAVI company, is a privately held global Agency that innovates, optimizes and drives marketing promotions and supply chains of many of the best known brands in the world. When you work at The Marketing Store, you have a chance to make your mark – to be a part of work that drives value, brings a smile and keeps everyday life moving forward. Which means it’s not the size of our global footprint, but rather your

Skills that affect Creative Director salaries in Chicago

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Adobe Creative Suite
8% have this skill
2
Graphic Design
8% have this skill
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Information Design
8% have this skill
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Visual Design
8% have this skill
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Interaction Design
8% have this skill
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Print Design
8% have this skill

Recent Creative Director salaries in Chicago

$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
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $165,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$164,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $164,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$129,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $129,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$156,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $156,000
51-200 Employees
Chicago

Chicago Companies with the Highest Creative Director Salaries

+24
Mobile, Software
+15
Professional Services, Software
+13
Artificial Intelligence, Cloud
+12
Cloud, Software
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