Design Director Salary Chicago: Updated 2018 | Built In Chicago
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Client Success Manager
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Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Median: $138K
Min: $105K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $138,000. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Design Director employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

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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 $160,000 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

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 $107,689
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

Director of User Experience

1 week ago
HS2 Solutions is looking for a Director of User Experience to join our fast-growing design practice. This role is ideal for a dynamic and impassioned UX veteran focused on furthering sound UX 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 & Responsibilities Pr

Director of User Experience

2 weeks ago
THE OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for a motivated, talented and effective leader to guide our user experience to the next level. The role is both strategic and tactical, and requires a flexible and a highly adaptive approach. The position requires exceptional collaborative, teaming and consensus building abilities, as well as proficiency in cross-discipline and cross-product group cooperation. Working with the Product Management and Engineering

Manager of Product Design

1 week ago
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

Visual UI Designer

3 weeks ago
About Higi: higi is a population health enablement company that empowers consumers to measure, track, and act on their health numbers – blood pressure, pulse, weight, BMI, body composition, hydration -- through easily accessed higi self-screening health stations currently found at over 11,000 retail locations. Healthcare organizations connect to their consumers through higi to activate them in their health and to help them monitor their health


14 hours ago
Centro is looking for an experienced UX Design Manager to mentor and lead our user experience team. We strive to learn and understand our users’ needs, behaviors, and emotions to yield insights that inform product strategy and guide the experiences we create. We collaborate closely with product managers, software engineers, and many others to solve complex challenges and craft powerful experiences. You’ll help shape our product, our people, and the way we approach research and design.

Graphic Designer

1 day ago
Company Description GoHealth has an ambitious mission: to improve the health care system in America. Achieving this mission relies on hiring and developing great people, which is why our team is our top priority. We encourage employees to do their best work through innovation and risk taking. Our environment is fun yet constructive, thanks to leaders whose doors are always open. And most importantly, we’ll never stop investing in you and your

Director of UX / UI

2 days ago
You are an experienced UX / UI designer who will help us create multi-channel user interfaces that are simple and delightful. You have a strong UX background and have the ability to create experiences that not only feel good, but also look good. You can handle projects from A (concept) to Z (shipping and iteration) with little directions. You have a mastery of fundamental visual and interactive design disciplines and principals and have an exceptional eye for pixel-perfect detail.

Product Designer

3 weeks ago
About Us Foxtrot is the next generation corner store – we curate your city’s best craft beer, wine, spirits, fresh eats, gifts and everyday essentials – and deliver it all to your door in 60 minutes via our neighborhood shops.  With a swift mobile app and web store paired with beautifully designed retail shops, we are building an exciting brand that is both digitally native and rooted in a highly engaging retail experience. Since launching in

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000
5-7 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $135,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $220,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $110,000
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $125,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $105,000
11-50 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $131,000
11-50 Employees

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