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Design director salary in United States

How much does a Design Director make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $127,690
Low $79,404
High $205,340
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a design director is $127,690 per year in the United States. 185 salaries reported, updated at November 22, 2023

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Top companies for Design Directors in United States

  1. NIKE
    11,865 reviews8 salaries reported
    $184,491per year
  2. $164,340per year
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Highest paying cities for Design Directors near United States

  1. San Francisco, CA
    $163,763 per year
    11 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $143,768 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $142,080 per year
    23 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $135,870 per year
    38 salaries reported
  2. Portland, OR
    $135,840 per year
    15 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $124,005 per year
    7 salaries reported
  1. Seattle, WA
    $123,512 per year
    14 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $120,446 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Chicago, IL
    $102,511 per year
    6 salaries reported
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Most common benefits for Design Directors

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 36 ratings

69% of Design Directors in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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