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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Design Director jobs in Chicago
8

Director of Design

Chicago
2 weeks ago
About the role We’re seeking a Director of Design to lead the company in exceptional, seamless design through all touch points of our product and brand. You will be the leader in defining and managing how the world interacts with Screencastify, working with our Product Designers, Brand Designers, and Marketing Team to ensure all outputs are consistent, thoughtful, simple, and tell a unified brand story. In this role, you will play a critical part

Product Design Director

Chicago
1 week ago
77 West Wacker Dr (35012), United States of America, Chicago, IllinoisProduct Design DirectorThe Design team at Capital One is at the forefront of enriching our customers' digital and physical experiences. We champion a thriving environment of collaboration, authenticity and healthy critique, in which we honor diversity of thought, create a culture of belonging, and elevate one another. We are currently seeking a Director-level individual

Director, UX

Chicago
2 weeks ago
AvePoint is a SaaS solution provider that is trusted by more than 9 million cloud users to migrate, manage, and protect data in Microsoft 365. We were founded in 2001, and are proud of our recent achievement of becoming a public company (AVPT – NASDAQ) in July 2021. This is a unique time to join our growing team and make an impact while being rewarded with opportunities to earn equity early on. At AvePoint, we are committed to investing in our

Director of Design

Chicago
1 day ago
Company DescriptionJob DescriptionWe're looking for a passionate and dynamic creative leader with a sharp-strategic mindset and a sophisticated, clean and modern design aesthetic to drive best-in-class creative for Epsilon's global brand.The ideal candidate enjoys creative problem-solving and collaboration, thrives in a fast-paced, tech-driven environment, embodies the Epsilon values of passion, accountability and inclusion and has a phenomenal

Director, UX Design

Chicago
2 days ago
About Grainger:Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

Associate UX Design Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
WANT TO PRACTICE UX AND HELP UNLOCK THE POTENTIAL OF OTHERS? If you are someone who wants to be part of the solution and help to lead and mentor others in the practice of user experience, you’ll be the perfect addition to our Strategy and Design team.THE IMPACT YOU'LL HAVE As an Associate UX Design Director, you will not only lead UX efforts with our larger customers, but you’ll also help to develop the next generation of our UX team to help

User Experience Design Manager

Chicago
2 weeks 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, Freight Forwarding Operations

Chicago
2 weeks 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$72,930
Min: $43K
Max: $169K
UI Designer$81,313
Min: $58K
Max: $120K
UX Designer$84,639
Min: $58K
Max: $139K
Art Director$89,539
Min: $65K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher$93,574
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer$97,656
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Senior UI Designer$110,629
Min: $60K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer$113,184
Min: $66K
Max: $205K
Creative Director$132,020
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director$144,215
Min: $95K
Max: $200K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$190,000
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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