2019 Design Director Salary Chicago | Built In Chicago
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Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $142K
Min: $105K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $142,222. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $6,509. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $148,731. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous Design Director employees in Chicago.

Chicago by the numbers

Total number of Tech companies in Chicago
Total number of tech users on Built In Chicago

Chicago Companies with the Highest Design + UX Salaries

Mobile, Software
Marketing Tech, Software
Professional Services, Software

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 $158,800 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $134,000 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 $157,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,879
Min: $45K
Max: $101K
Art Director $75,125
Min: $56K
Max: $102K
UI Designer $76,950
Min: $63K
Max: $90K
UX Designer $83,171
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Product Designer $84,000
Min: $53K
Max: $112K
Senior UI Designer $94,417
Min: $80K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $105,838
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Design Director $142,222
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $149,188
Min: $124K
Max: $170K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,545
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Design Director jobs in Chicago

Director of User Experience

2 weeks ago
As the Director of User Experience, you will build and lead a team of talented and experienced designers and researchers charged with creating world-class experiences for our customers as they interact with our products, both on the web and via mobile devices. This role reports directly to the SVP of Product and User Experience, and will directly manage the design and research teams, as well as collaborate closely with the Product Management and Engineering teams. 

Manager of Product Design

5 days 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

Product Design Manager

2 weeks ago
At ActiveCampaign product is at our core and drives our business, and we’re looking for self-motivated Product Designer Manger 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 Manager- Chicago

2 weeks ago
Proficiency providing the strategic and creative rationale, while understanding the technical aspects to deliver. Proficiency in project management, driving project briefs and any process and efficiency related work. Experience mentoring, inspiring, leading designers and must have direct reports if applicable. Skilled at typography, hierarchy, composition, and any kind of graphic element. Skilled at building grid systems and style sheets. Skilled at creating style guides and initiating design workshops. Skilled at starting initiatives/projects and leading teams to success, following through and adoption. Skilled at handling feedback and constructive criticism from others, as well as giving feedback to others. Highly skilled at leading larger projects with three or more designers that will impact the entire region. Expert in building design systems that impact the work flows of all designers regionally. BFA at a Design school or equivalent education/experience, MFA is a plus. Design agency or In-house creative studio experience a plus. Must have expertise in Creative Suite. 8–13+ years of experience.

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Chicago

Interaction Design
5% have this skill
Usability Testing
5% have this skill
Competitor Analysis
5% have this skill
5% have this skill
Information Architecture
5% have this skill
User Flows
5% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A UX Director reported a yearly salary of $180,000 with +$18 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
5-10 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Interaction Design Manager reported a yearly salary of $134,000 with +$13,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
5-10 Reports
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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