Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$141,196
$18,458
Additional Cash Compensation
$159,654
Total Compensation
Median: $141K
Min: $95K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $141,196. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $18,458. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $159,654. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Design Director employees in Chicago.

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Creative Director
CRO (Chief Revenue Officer)
CTO (Chief Technology Officer)
Customer Support Manager
Customer Support Rep
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Data Architect
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Data Engineering Manager
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Database Administrator
Design Director
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DevOps Engineer
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Director of Analytics
Director of Customer Success
Director of Marketing
Director of Operations
Director of Product Management
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Product Marketing
Director of Software Engineering
Editor
Email Marketing Manager
Engineering Manager
Event Planner
Finance Director
Financial Analyst
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HR Coordinator
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HR Manager
HR Specialist
Implementation Manager
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Inside Sales Manager
Inside Sales Representative
iOS Developer
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Lead Software Engineer
Machine Learning Engineer
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Office Manager
Operations Associate
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Principal Software Engineer
Product Analyst
Product Designer
Product Manager
Product Marketing Manager
Product Owner
Project Coordinator
Project Manager
Public Relations Manager
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QA Analyst
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Salesforce Developer
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SEO Manager
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Site Reliability Engineer
Social Media Manager
Software Engineer
Software Test Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Product Manager
Technical Project Manager
Technical Recruiter
Technical Support
Technical Writer
UI Designer
UX Designer
UX Researcher
Vice President of Care
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Design Director jobs in Chicago

Design Director

Remote
1 week ago
+18
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Director User Experience

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+35
Manages a team of user experience professionals charged with re-inventing consumer centric connected health and digital experiences at WBA. Collaborates with business stakeholders, technical, service design, and design research teams to define and implement the ideal end-user experience over multiple form factors. Directs and provides oversight to the user experience team, which designs and safeguards the optimal information architecture, taxonomy, navigation, task flow and ease of use for the digital experience.The Director is responsible for the development of overall guidelines and procedures that govern the user experience, as well as developing collaborative, efficient, and innovative work practices. Acting as a coach, mentor, connector, and consensus builder is key in this senior-level role within our global enterprise.

Director, UX Design

Chicago
1 week ago
+62
We are always looking for passionate individuals to drive user research, prototyping, or experience design activities for a portfolio of IT solutions. You will be part of the growing world-class IT Organization. We create new and compelling experiences for ServiceNow – enabling people around the world to get more done, faster than ever before! 

Product Design Manager

Chicago
4 days ago
+51
As a Product Design Manager, you’ll have the opportunity to play the role of ‘player-coach.’ While you continue to flex your honed set of individual contributor skills, you’ll also tackle cultivating the people growth of a small team of direct reports. We are looking for someone who welcomes the opportunity to nurture quality craft in their people, as well as to demonstrate quality craft through design.

Design Director Salary ranges

The most common Design Director salary in Chicago is between $130k - $140k.

Average Design Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Design Director make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $145,107 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $141,591 and the average Design Director salary for men is $140,833.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $146,447.

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 $106,595
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 Design Director salaries in Chicago

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Interaction Design
5% have this skill
2
Wireframing
5% have this skill
3
Usability Testing
5% have this skill
4
Prototyping
5% have this skill
5
User Flows
5% have this skill
6
Product Design
5% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Manager reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Director User Experience reported a yearly salary of $145,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$159,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $159,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of User Experience reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer Manager reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $105,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$124,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Manager of IxD reported a yearly salary of $124,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of UX reported a yearly salary of $135,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$116,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $116,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
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