Creative Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$141,488
$11,111
Additional Cash Compensation
$152,599
Total Compensation
Median: $141K
Min: $101K
Max: $170K

How Much Does a Creative Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Creative Director in Chicago is $141,488. The average additional cash compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $11,111. The average total compensation for a Creative Director in Chicago is $152,599. 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 jobs in Chicago

Associate Creative Director, Copy

Chicago
4 days ago
+39
At closerlook, the Associate Creative Director, Copy is charged with guiding the project team and the client through closerlook’s creative process to ensure delivery of the highest-quality creative work, on time and on budget. On one or more accounts, the Associate Creative Director leads a creative team that includes an Art Director, a Writing Director, an Interaction Design Director, and one or more Designers and Copywriters. The Associate Creative Director reviews all creative briefs in advance of project kickoffs. The Associate Creative Director also works with the account’s Project Manager, Strategy Lead and Technology Lead to optimize project timelines. In addition, the Associate Creative Director partners with the Account Supervisor to present creative work to clients and develop key client relationships.The Associate Creative Director should have a background in writing. Additionally, the Associate Creative Director must have a strong working knowledge of design and art direction. Deep experience in digital marketing is a must. Experience with pharmaceutical marketing and responsive design is strongly preferred.The Associate Creative Director reports to the Creative Director. 

Assistant Creative Marketing Manager

Chicago
6 days ago
+17
Marketing Creative Assistant Manager will be responsible for developing marketing assets and tool-kits to build chowbus brand and support marketing campaigns. You will lead the creative effort across multiple channels, including offline assets, advertising, digital marketing assets, social media assets, and video marketing. You will lead a China-based design team of three, and work closely with other marketing functions, regional general managers and sales teams to fulfil the business needs. 

Creative Manager

Chicago
6 days ago
+20
ThinkMarkets is seeking a passionate and data-driven Creative Manager to own our brand vision and manage the workforce across UX, product design and brand identity disciplines. As our Creative Manager, you will be responsible for driving strategic creative decisions across marketing channels and managing the internal creative team. You will partner closely with performance marketing and product to ensure that all creative resources deliver high-quality work that represents the ThinkMarkets brand consistently. 

Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+18
Bounteous is looking for a Creative Director 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-winning experiences. Role and Responsibilities Lea

Creative Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+25
As the Creative Director you will bring it all to the party, managing a growing team of designers, production artists, and video/photography production specialists, to concept, design, and execute the creative direction for our corporate brand (Green Thumb) and our growing house of CPG brands (Rythm, Dogwalkers, incredibles, Dr. Solomon’s, and Beboe).  This is a critical position and requires an exceptional, dynamic and high energy leader who can

Creative Director, Product Design

Chicago
20 hours ago
+31
Fast Radius is looking to hire a Creative Director, Product Design to oversee the manifestation of the vision and brand into all aspects of the product platform, with a strong focus on user interface and visual execution.

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
4 days ago
+53
We are looking for a talented Associate Creative Director to join our Detroit office. If you love to be the central leader of an interdisciplinary creative team then we would love to talk to you. Associate Creative Directors at Rightpoint are project owners, team leaders and masters of digital craft. They push teams and their project to new heights. They are risk takers and creative innovators. They can spot issues before they turn into problems and collaboratively work with clients at all levels.  

Associate Creative Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+30
Company Info tastytrade, Inc. is a different kind of financial company that empowers individual traders. Founded in 2011 as an online financial network, we quickly grew to include two brokerage firms, an advisory service, a magazine, and a futures exchange. With thinkorswim co-founder Tom Sosnoff at the helm, we take disruption seriously…but we do it with a sense of humor. Our goal is simple: we want people to take control back from Wall St. and

Creative Director – Retail

North Suburbs
1 week ago
+35
The Creative Director - Retail is responsible for the creative approach for marketing deliverables in assigned business to ensure brand and strategy goals and requirements are met and objectives of the initiative are clear, concise, and compelling for the end-user. This person will lead and direct the creative development of all concept materials into a holistic advertising plan with actionable strategies to align with business goals and budget. This person will serve as a highly elevated leader that is setting the bar through change management.The person in this role will need seasoned management experience as they will lead and motivate a team of 8-10 people. If you have Omni-channel design experience in Health and Wellness, Seasonal and Beauty this is great match.

Senior Manager, Brand and Creative Services

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+55
We're looking for a senior manager of brand to build the revamped brand strategy for OppLoans. You'll join the marketing and communications team to help us continue the evolution of our brand.  You'll help build the creative arm for the company and counsel brand assets for programs, campaigns, and corporate projects. You will do this by providing strategic direction and leading the development of the OppLoans brand strategy and championing the brand internally. You have a blend of creative, tactical, and inquisitive thinking skills to help build the OppLoans brand strategy and how we use it across a range of channels.  Reporting to our VP, Communications, you will educate the internal team on the brand and how to apply it to their roles and projects, and start to build brand ambassadors across the company. You will also lead a team of freelance creative designers and copywriters to oversee the development of OppLoans’ creative and copy assets. 

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 51-200 employees, earning $146,333 on average.

Creative Director Salary by gender

The average Creative Director salary for women is $132,600 and the average Creative Director salary for men is $132,820.

Creative Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Creative Director with 7+ years of experience is $134,057.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,983
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $78,417
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,342
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $83,756
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $88,857
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,071
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $102,934
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $106,244
Min: $65K
Max: $130K
Design Director $140,466
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $141,488
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Creative Director salaries in Chicago

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Graphic Design
3% have this skill
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Adobe Creative Suite
3% have this skill
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Visual Design
3% have this skill
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Wireframing
3% have this skill
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Interaction Design
2% have this skill
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Product Design
2% have this skill

Recent Creative Director salaries in 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
$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
$100,738
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $100,738 with +$11,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A VP of Creative Design reported a yearly salary of $125,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$124,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $124,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Creative Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
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