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

Average Base Salary in Seattle

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $171K
Min: $142K
Max: $196K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Design Director in Seattle is $170,750. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $35,000. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $205,750. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Seattle from anonymous Design Director employees in Seattle.

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Design Director jobs in Seattle

Director of User Experience

5 days ago
We’re looking for an accomplished practitioner and manager of User Experience with a track record of delivering delightful, engaging user experiences. Your portfolio of projects and products is testament to your ability to lead teams, to own results and to achieve great things. Your leadership was earned. As a designer you showed empathy for users, you balanced the simple with the fun and the scalable, and you exuded excellence in taste. You are a self-aware leader: you listen, guide, coach, think strategically, care and hustle.

Director, UX Design

1 week ago
We need you to show up every day as a leader and inject yourself into our fast-paced, multi-product environment to help us craft compelling software while at the same time building up our long-term UX and UA muscle. You will lead our user experience and user assistance capabilities. You will work closely with product management and engineering leadership to foster a tightly iterative process and consistently get the right talent on the right challenges at the right times. Your UX team will exchange ideas with products and engineering, help clarify use cases and requirements and quickly produce supporting design artifacts, both lo-fi and hi-fi. You will cultivate the skills and the environment that allow designers to be prized members of any team. In parallel, your UA team will identify the high-return user assistance assets and deliver them to users in the best way to net a successful customer experience.

UX Design Manager

1 week ago
Your product design vision sees 2-3 years into the future and evolves by listening to customers and ideating ground breaking solutions. You challenge norms to arrive at the right design solution. You obsess about a user’s experience and every detail that goes into it. You identify and surface UX issues and opportunities and set your team up to lead the change with speed and agility. You are a hands on manager that leads by example. Leading collaboration across design teams, software development, product management, and product marketing you create fluid, intuitive user experiences that scale seamlessly across desktop, native mobile and push into paradigms such as voice.

Design Director Salary ranges

The most common Design Director salary in Seattle is between $170k - $180k.

Average Design Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Design Director make the most at companies with 51-200 employees, earning $195,500 on average.

Design Director Salary by gender

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $142,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Seattle

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $76,909
Min: $50K
Max: $120K
UI Designer $83,250
Min: $57K
Max: $103K
Product Designer $96,150
Min: $70K
Max: $145K
UX Designer $105,148
Min: $68K
Max: $138K
Senior UI Designer $107,106
Min: $83K
Max: $130K
Art Director $115,444
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
Senior UX Designer $117,219
Min: $91K
Max: $153K
Creative Director $160,042
Min: $128K
Max: $223K
Design Director $170,750
Min: $142K
Max: $196K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $278,000
Min: $278K
Max: $278K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Design + UX Salaries

Cloud, Software
Enterprise Web, Information Technology

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Seattle

11% have this skill
Interaction Design
11% have this skill
11% have this skill
11% have this skill
Responsive Design
11% have this skill
Adobe Creative Suite
11% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Seattle

Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $189,500 with +$250,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
5-10 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Director, User Experience reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
>10 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $175,500
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $195,500
51-200 Employees
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