2019 Design Director Salary Seattle (Updated Daily) | Built In Seattle
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Creative Director
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Customer Support Manager
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Visual Designer
Seattle
Seattle

Design Director salary in Seattle

Average Base Salary in Seattle

$164,028
$68,000
Additional Cash Compensation
$232,028
Total Compensation
Median: $164K
Min: $129K
Max: $196K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Seattle?

The average salary for a Design Director in Seattle is $164,028. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $68,000. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Seattle is $232,028. 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
4

Product Design Director

Seattle
1 week ago
+39
Build, mentor, and lead a team of UX and visual designers. Create consistent and cohesive experiences across Web, mobile, and brand/marketing. Have a solid understanding of technical design constraints . Lead design reviews and discuss decisions and tradeoffs in an open forum. Collaborate with PM, Analytics, and Engineering to turn strategic product vision into creative, delightful UX. Be a “player coach” and be willing to get your hands dirty while leading the team. Utilize AB testing to drive continual improvements to the site experience.

UX Design Manager

Seattle
1 week ago
+27
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.

Principal UX Design Manager

Bellevue
1 week 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.

Design Director, Product

Seattle
1 week ago
+29
As Design Director of the Carrier Product team, you'll lead design to ensure our carrier mobile and desktop tools empower our truckers. You'll partner with directors and principals in the space to create a cohesive, empathetic vision for every driver by increasing their earnings and eliminating empty miles. You will be a major contributor in defining Convoy's design culture and help build design community while attracting incredible talent. Ensuring excellence, you'll drive your team to create a platform with unparalleled service and features. 

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

The average Design Director salary for women is $139,375 and the average Design Director salary for men is $164,125.

Design Director Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Design Director with 7+ years of experience is $155,875.

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 $101,941
Min: $70K
Max: $150K
UX Designer $103,935
Min: $68K
Max: $138K
Senior UI Designer $107,106
Min: $83K
Max: $130K
Art Director $113,700
Min: $70K
Max: $165K
Senior UX Designer $117,132
Min: $91K
Max: $153K
Creative Director $160,042
Min: $128K
Max: $223K
Design Director $164,028
Min: $129K
Max: $196K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $278,000
Min: $278K
Max: $278K

Seattle Companies with the Highest Design + UX Salaries

+30
Edtech, Fintech
+38
Machine Learning, Productivity
+31
Enterprise Web, Information Technology

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Seattle

1
Interaction Design
22% have this skill
2
Usability Testing
22% have this skill
3
Prototyping
22% have this skill
4
User Flows
19% have this skill
5
Persona Definition
19% have this skill
6
Information Architecture
19% have this skill

Recent Design Director salaries in Seattle

$128,750
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $128,750
7+ Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Seattle
1-5 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Manager, Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$50,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Seattle
>10 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Head of Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
11-50 Employees
Seattle
$189,500
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $189,500 with +$250,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
5-10 Reports
$142,000
Yearly Salary
A Director, User Experience reported a yearly salary of $142,000 with +$35,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Seattle
>10 Reports
$170,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $170,000
500+ Employees
Seattle
$175,500
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $175,500
201-500 Employees
Seattle
$195,500
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $195,500
51-200 Employees
Seattle
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