Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$144,215
$18,180
Additional Cash Compensation
$162,395
Total Compensation
Median: 140,000
Min: $95K
Max: $200K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $144,215. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $18,180. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $162,395. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Design Director employees in Chicago.

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Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
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Design Director jobs in Chicago
10

Director of Design Systems

Chicago
1 week ago
Why project44?  At project44 we’re on a mission - to make supply chains work.   project44 optimizes the movement of products globally, delivering better resiliency, sustainability, and value for our customers. As the supply chain connective tissue, we operate the most trusted end-to-end visibility platform that tracks more than 1 billion shipments annually for the world’s leading brands. The undisputed leader in the market, project44 was named the

Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
The Qualtrics XM Platform™ is a system of action that helps businesses to attract customers who stay longer and buy more, to engage and empower employees to do the best work of their lives, to develop breakthrough products people love, and to build a brand people can’t imagine living without. Joining Qualtrics means becoming part of a team bold enough to chase breakthrough experiences - like building a technology that will be a force for good. A

Director, UX Design

Chicago
3 weeks ago
Grainger Chicago, IL Position Details: At Grainger, we are building systems to extend our market leadership for another 90 years. We are looking for a Director, UX Design to design experiences for Grainger's enterprise applications and systems so that Grainger continues to be the destination for "the ones that get it done." This role will report to the Sr. Director, User Experience. The Director, UX Design is a hands-on UX role that uses both

Product Design Director

Chicago
2 days ago
Passionate about making a difference in the world of cancer genomics? With the advent of genomic sequencing, we can finally understand our genetic makeup. We now have more data than ever before but providers don't have the infrastructure or expertise to make sense of said data. Here at Tempus, we are building the infrastructure to modernize cancer treatment. By analyzing a patient’s genetic data in the context of molecular therapies, Tempus

Product Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
Product Design Director Fully Remote role About the role We're looking for a Product Design Director to help lead and grow our product design team.  You’ll be responsible for a team of designers while driving the strategic direction of SpotOn’s products through collaboration with other cross-functional leaders.  You’ll also help build processes and documentation to enable success and scalability within the design team. About the team You'll be a key

Associate Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
DescriptionBrave New World, Brave New Team. What brings together graphic design, industrial design, design and innovation, music performance, human speech and rhetoric, photography, painting, marketing, management, and library science? The Adage Strategy & Design Team. Do you want to go where few have gone before? Do you want to be part of a team? Do you want to push your learning? Being part of the team means valuing a diversity of talents

Design Director, Wealth Management Solutions

Chicago
3 weeks ago
We're looking for a Design Director for our Wealth Management Solutions team.Guided by Morningstar's investment principles, this global team focuses on delivering meaningful 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 clients'

User Experience Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
Who we are: Founded in 2001, Vivid Seats (NASDAQ: SEAT) is a leading online ticket marketplace committed to becoming the ultimate partner for connecting fans to the live events, artists, and teams they love. We believe in the power of experiences and are fiercely dedicated to building products that inspire human connections. Named as one of Built In Chicago's top 10 places to work in 2021, we believe that our People are our greatest competitive

Product Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
Tegus is the leading market intelligence platform for key decision makers. We power some of the world’s most well-respected institutional investors, corporations, and consultancies through the largest and most comprehensive database of primary and market information. Our products and services enable clients to discover unmatched insights and answers to the most challenging questions they face to help them make better informed decisions. (And

Product Design Manager, Freight Forwarding Operations

Chicago
2 days ago
Design the products that power global trade The opportunity: Flexport’s mission is to make global trade easy for everyone. To achieve this goal, the Flexport User Experience (UX) team creates end-to-end experiences for our clients, partners, and operations teams. We are seeking a design leader with a strong product vision to elevate the current offering and formulate a compelling business and research supported roadmap for the future. This

Design Director Salary ranges

Average Design Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Design Director make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $160,000 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $146,659 and the average Design Director salary for men is $141,933.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $149,780. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $112,728.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Visual Designer$68,532
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer$82,063
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer$84,147
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
Art Director$87,630
Min: $60K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher$93,628
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer$96,565
Min: $57K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer$109,777
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer$112,004
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director$130,385
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director$144,215
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$180,000
Min: $150K
Max: $210K

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Chicago

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

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Associate Design Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000 with +$12,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$160,000
Yearly Salary
A 160,000 reported a yearly salary of $160,000 with +$32,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$180,000
Yearly Salary
A Director, Design Systems reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$36,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$112,728
Yearly Salary
A Product Design Manager reported a yearly salary of $112,728
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$167,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $167,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
>10 Reports
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Design reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$164,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $164,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$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
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$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
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