2019 Design Director Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Director of Analytics
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Visual Designer
Chicago
Chicago

Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$136,818
$5,506
Additional Cash Compensation
$142,324
Total Compensation
Median: $137K
Min: $95K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $136,818. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $5,506. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $142,324. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Design Director employees in Chicago.

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Design Director jobs in Chicago
5

Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+16
We’re looking for a UX Design Manager for our Investment Management team. Guided by Morningstar’s investment principles, this global team focuses on delivering great long-term investment results to help investors reach their financial goals. Our complete wealth management platform, Morningstar Managed Portfolios, offers a broad lineup of strategies built with stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs that advisors can use to help meet their client’s needs at each stage of their life. The platform also offers access to content, events, and thought leadership from Morningstar to help advisors best serve their clients. Everything we do is driven by our independent view, long-term investment approach and desire to always put investors first. 

Product Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
+14
You will advance the conversation around design and design thinking within TransUnion Consumer Interactive business. You will be part of a cross-functional Agile team and will own all aspects of the design process.  As the primary design leader for our Consumer business, you will drive the design process and ensure that the business delivers compelling design solutions for our users across all of our channels.  You will be responsible for the overall quality of design output and its contribution to business objectives.  You will manage and oversee the delivery of a range of design projects, defining project scope, goals, milestones, and deliverables in collaboration with key stakeholders.  Through the development of interactive prototypes, you will convey a realistic feel of the intended experience.

Manager of Product Design

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+31
At the intersection of business opportunity and user need, you will chart and execute a strategy to deliver value to our clients while exemplifying our shared company values. If you are driven to make great things and have a track record of delivering results, read on. Devbridge is seeking a Manager of Product Design to join our Chicago Product Design team. Manager of Product Design You will own the quality of, and opportunity for, product

Product Design Manager

Chicago
2 days ago
+48
At ActiveCampaign product is at our core and drives our business, and we’re looking for self-motivated Product Designer Manager who understand great design is more than how a product looks or feels. We believe great design helps people solve their problems, accomplish their goals, and brings delightment to their everyday lives. We also believe a well executed design strategy touches every part of the company, from our employee handbook to our

Design Director

Chicago
2 weeks ago
Design Director: Strategic Thinker, Design Connoisseur, and just a Wonderful Human. Have you been that rare talent inside an agency and looking for the next step? Are you experiencing a current glass ceiling in your current design position and ready to find the place (not just a place) where you belong? Have you done tons of digital marketing, branding, and website projects and know you are ready to lead a team of inspired thinkers and

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 500+ employees, earning $148,167 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $119,667 and the average Design Director salary for men is $160,000.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $148,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,367
Min: $45K
Max: $101K
UI Designer $74,773
Min: $53K
Max: $90K
Art Director $75,125
Min: $56K
Max: $102K
Product Designer $82,197
Min: $53K
Max: $112K
UX Designer $83,207
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Senior UI Designer $94,417
Min: $80K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $106,350
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Design Director $136,818
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $145,152
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,545
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Chicago Companies with the Highest Design + UX Salaries

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Chicago

1
Information Architecture
7% have this skill
2
User Interviews
7% have this skill
3
Responsive Design
7% have this skill
4
Persona Definition
7% have this skill
5
Wireframing
7% have this skill
6
Usability Testing
7% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

$130,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Design reported a yearly salary of $130,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Product Design reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$3,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Director reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$18 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$134,000
Yearly Salary
A Interaction Design Manager reported a yearly salary of $134,000 with +$13,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$135,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $135,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$220,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $220,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $110,000
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$125,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $125,000
500+ Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $105,000
11-50 Employees
Chicago
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