2019 Design Director Salary Seattle (Updated Daily) | Built In Seattle
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Design Director salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $168K
Min: $142K
Max: $196K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Design Director in Seattle is $167,500. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $83,750. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $251,250. 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 UX Design

5 days ago
We are looking for a Director of Design, with the passion to solve complex business problems through design thinking, and who consistently strives for continuous betterment of their work. As a designer, visionary and systems-level design thinker, you will provide leadership to team of designers and direction for a portfolio of products. You will collaborate with other UX, Product and Engineering teams to create holistic and compelling experiences for our customers. You will be part of the growing world-class Experience Organization (EO). EO creates new and compelling experiences for ServiceNow – enabling people around the world to get more done, faster than ever before!

Principal UX Design Manager

13 hours ago
At Smartsheet, our purpose is to empower everyone to improve how they work. As a member of the User Experience team, you'll have the opportunity to shape the future of work, making our category-leading work execution platform useful, usable, and elegant. As the Principal UX Design Manager with a focus on Automation and Machine Learning, you will lead and grow a team of UX Designers in applying principles of design thinking to conceptualize engaging and personalized user experiences for our web and mobile apps. You will represent the end user and evangelize human-centered methodologies across the product team to ensure innovative designs that truly meet people’s needs from first-time users to seasoned experts.

UX Design Manager

13 hours 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.

Director, UX

13 hours ago
Are you a Design Leader searching for a company and an organization where you will be in the midst of a transformation? You are inspired by ambiguity and change. You get excited when faced with hard to solve design problems. You love to drive a product design strategy across a range of products. You are an entrepreneur that is excited by invention. Then look no further. GCO is in the throes of redefining the next-generation customer service workflows and applications – all with customer centricity at the helm – motivated by state-of-the art artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Design Director, Mobile App Design

13 hours ago
As a Design Director for Mobile, you will lead a team through the alignment of design strategy to the delivery of detailed executions. You and your team will work to improve Expedia’s mobile apps and services for millions of our customers worldwide, every day. Do you love to inspire and build teams of designers, content strategists and researchers in the creation of delightful, easy to use experiences that drive business objectives? Do you thrive when partnering with business and engineering to align on problems, evaluate success criteria and prioritize an efficient roadmap? Do you enjoy designing across iOS and Android mobile platforms? Are you the type of leader to ground your work in real-world data, research and analytics; you evaluate competitors and innovative products, designs and technology approaches to generate ideas and validate through testing?

Director, UX Design and Research Member Experience

5 days ago
As the Director of the member experience team, you are responsible for identifying opportunities at the intersection of human needs and business value. In this role you will work within complex consumer problem spaces while leveraging research to both inform strategy and improve solutions. Using your intuitive reflexes and background as a systems thinker, you will help us make exceptional experiences a reality.

Design Director Salary ranges

The two most common Design Director salary ranges in Seattle are $150k - $160k and $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

The average Design Director salary for women is $150,000 and the average Design Director salary for men is $160,500.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $157,875.

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 $99,874
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
UX Designer $104,760
Min: $68K
Max: $138K
Senior UI Designer $107,106
Min: $83K
Max: $130K
Art Director $112,400
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
Senior UX Designer $117,250
Min: $91K
Max: $153K
Creative Director $160,042
Min: $128K
Max: $223K
Design Director $167,500
Min: $142K
Max: $196K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $278,000
Min: $278K
Max: $278K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Design + UX Salaries

Security, Software
Machine Learning, Productivity
Enterprise Web, Information Technology
Sales, Software

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Seattle

Interaction Design
25% have this skill
Content Strategy
25% have this skill
25% have this skill
Usability Testing
25% have this skill
User Flows
19% have this skill
Adobe Creative Suite
19% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Seattle

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A Sr. Manager, Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$50,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
>10 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Head of Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
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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