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Visual Designer
Chicago
Chicago

Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$144,088
$21,917
Additional Cash Compensation
$166,005
Total Compensation
Median: $144K
Min: $95K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $144,088. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $21,917. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $166,005. 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

Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+29
We are looking for a talented Design Manager to join our growing Marketing team. This person will play a highly impactful and highly visible role, taking ownership of and implementing the vision for the Sertifi brand. You'll be responsible for bringing the brand to life digitally and in person through projects ranging from building our website, designing content collateral, to visually branding trade shows booths and our new office with a cohesive look and feel. Our ideal candidate is extremely proactive, creative, a team player, and thrives in a fast-paced role. This position reports to our Director of Marketing in our downtown Chicago office. 

Creative Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+48
The Role: We are looking for a versatile, proactive and detail-oriented Creative Design Manager to join our Chicago based marketing team. We’re structured our team with deep functional expertise (project and campaign management), deep domain expertise (CRM, strategy, content strategy, etc.), and a growing creative team of design, copy and freelance video support. You’ll operate in a face-paced environment on a small, nimble team. Translation: you have an opportunity to make a big impact on Solstice and your career. In this role, you’ll support the critical execution facets of our marketing machine.

UI/UX Design Manager

Chicago
1 month ago
+13
As the UI/UX Design Manager, will be working on interpreting the company’s vision as well as adopting User Centered Design practices across projects, platforms, and services. The successful candidate will exhibit flexibility and adaptability to accommodate the changing environment inherent in successful, growing companies. The UI/UX Design Manager will also apply their skills to enhance and enrich user experience for our clients while demonstrating passion in creating new products with intuitive and modern design. The Designer will be expected to apply and design methodologies in order to successfully develop graphics and layouts while creating policies and procedures to facilitate a growing team.

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 $146,850 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $138,917 and the average Design Director salary for men is $156,667.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $158,722.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,997
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $74,375
Min: $53K
Max: $90K
UX Designer $81,061
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $81,758
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
Product Designer $86,216
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $97,089
Min: $83K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $104,791
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Creative Director $140,144
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $144,088
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $164,083
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Chicago

1
Interaction Design
6% have this skill
2
User Flows
6% have this skill
3
User Interviews
6% have this skill
4
Product Design
6% have this skill
5
Wireframing
6% have this skill
6
Usability Testing
6% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Product Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$165,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Director of Product Design reported a yearly salary of $165,000 with +$75,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Product Design reported a yearly salary of $110,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior Director of Design reported a yearly salary of $140,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$145,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Product Design reported a yearly salary of $145,000 with +$25,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
5-10 Reports
$200,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $200,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$184,500
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $184,500 with +$36,900 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$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
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