Design Director salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$141,197
$16,378
Additional Cash Compensation
$157,575
Total Compensation
Median: $141K
Min: $95K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a Design Director in Chicago is $141,197. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $16,378. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Chicago is $157,575. 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

Product Design Manager, Banking

Chicago
4 days ago
+49
Who we are  M1 Finance has created a personal wealth-building platform made for the modern era, uniting personal perspective and automated ease. We seamlessly combine free investing, low cost borrowing and digital checking all in one intuitive, automated Finance Super App, and we’re driven by a mission to empower personal financial well-being. We believe that financial well-being is fundamental to overall well-being, and we strive to deliver

Visual Design Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+39
Position Overview (Mission): At Catch Co., we are on a mission to rescue people from the indoors. As Visual Design Director, you will lead the charge in creating disruptive design executions that make authentic connections to those we seek to serve. The ideal Visual Design Director is a skilled project manager with previous experience working under tight deadlines and balancing multiple priorities. What you will need: BA in Visual / Communication

Director, UX Design

Chicago
6 months ago
+64
We are always looking for passionate individuals to drive user research, prototyping, or experience design activities for a portfolio of IT solutions. You will be part of the growing world-class IT Organization. We create new and compelling experiences for ServiceNow – enabling people around the world to get more done, faster than ever before! 

Digital Design Director

Chicago
5 days ago
+48
What’s Our Dish Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.   Browse The Aisles  The Digital Design Director

Product Design Director

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+44
At Amount we have a thriving culture and possess a truly entrepreneurial spirit. We value innovation and individual voices, we are committed to active inclusion and diversity, and we support each other's growth. Most importantly, we’re always ready to hustle! If you’re ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment, come join an organization with visionary leadership and FinTech disruptors. With your help, we will continue to reinvent banking by

Production Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+28
One North, a digital agency recently acquired by TEKsystems Global Services®, is looking for a dynamic and driven Production Design Manager to join our team. We help some of the world’s most complex organizations stand out from the crowd by delivering breakthrough brand experiences. Leveraging expertise across strategy, brand and experience design, and technology, our experts use digital to reimagine how clients connect, communicate, and engage

Senior Product Design Manager

Chicago
1 week ago
+27
We’re looking for a Senior Product Design Manager to lead our Policyholder Experience team. As a design leader, you’ll partner closely with Product and Engineering peers to build digital product experiences that help Root succeed as a business while solving real-world problems for customers. You’ll seek ways to improve experiences for our customers so that they continue to choose Root for their insurance, are able to successfully understand and manage their account, and get help when they need it in ways that work for them. 

Product Design Manager, Freight Forwarding Operations

Chicago
1 week ago
+46
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

Product Design Manager, Freight Forwarding Operations

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+46
Design the products that power global tradeThe 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

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 1,000+ employees, earning $153,500 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

The average Design Director salary for women is $143,708 and the average Design Director salary for men is $140,600.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $146,457.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $67,494
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,886
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,468
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $84,182
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $88,253
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,349
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $104,028
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $110,452
Min: $65K
Max: $205K
Creative Director $140,450
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $141,197
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Chicago

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

Recent Design Director salaries in 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
$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
$159,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $159,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
$140,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of User Experience reported a yearly salary of $140,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Designer Manager reported a yearly salary of $120,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
51-200 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$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
11-50 Employees
Chicago
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