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Design Director salary in Houston, TX

Average Base Salary in Houston, TX

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: 140,000
Min: $82K
Max: $175K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Houston, TX?

The average salary for a Design Director in Houston, TX is $133,000. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Houston, TX is $20,000. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Houston, TX is $153,000. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Design Director employees in Houston, TX.

Design Director
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best-paying cities for Design Director

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Orange County, Remote, Seattle and New York City.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$189,123
+ 25% (140,956)
Orange County$187,475
+ 25% (140,956)
+ 19% (140,956)
Seattle, WA$170,391
+ 17% (140,956)
New York City, NY$169,412
+ 17% (140,956)
Fort Collins$167,000
+ 16% (140,956)
Washington DC$166,250
+ 15% (140,956)
Los Angeles, CA$161,564
+ 13% (140,956)
Boston, MA$160,377
+ 12% (140,956)
Austin, TX$156,128
+ 10% (140,956)

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 $175,000.

Design Director Salary ranges

Average Design + UX salaries in Houston, TX

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Graphic Designer$49,953
Min: $50K
Max: $50K
Visual Designer$65,000
Min: $52K
Max: $83K
Web Designer$66,014
Min: $66K
Max: $66K
Senior Graphic Designer$75,852
Min: $76K
Max: $76K
Instructional Designer$78,157
Min: $78K
Max: $78K
Game Designer$81,321
Min: $81K
Max: $81K
UX Researcher$90,000
Min: $85K
Max: $100K
UX Designer$93,571
Min: $75K
Max: $108K
Art Director$96,143
Min: $80K
Max: $106K
UI Designer$96,714
Min: $75K
Max: $114K
Product Designer$97,000
Min: $85K
Max: $117K
Senior UI Designer$98,333
Min: $95K
Max: $100K
Senior UX Designer$107,333
Min: $105K
Max: $110K
Senior Product Designer$120,587
Min: $121K
Max: $121K
Design Director$133,000
Min: $82K
Max: $175K
Creative Director$136,857
Min: $130K
Max: $143K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$162,500
Min: $160K
Max: $165K



What does a design director do?

Design directors oversee the design details of physical and digital products. Directors lead the design process and articulate their visions to creative teams.

How to become a design director?

Most design directors have a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, marketing or a related field before starting in an entry-level role, such as graphic designer. It typically takes at least five years for professionals to navigate to a design director position.

How much does a design director make?


The salary range for a design director is $55K-$305K. The average salary for a Design Director in Houston, TX is $133,000.

Career Info

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Houston, TX

Adobe Creative Suite
5% have this skill
Information Architecture
1% have this skill
Product Design
1% have this skill
Interaction Design
1% have this skill
1% have this skill
User Interviews
1% have this skill

Average Design Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Design Director make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $175,000 on average.

Recent Design Director salaries in Houston, TX

Yearly Salary
A Senior Design Director reported a yearly salary of $175,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
Houston, TX
5-10 Reports
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $140,000
51-200 Employees
Houston, TX
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $135,000
51-200 Employees
Houston, TX
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $82,000
51-200 Employees
Houston, TX