Salaries//Orange County//Design Director

Design Director salary in Orange County

Average Base Salary in Orange County

$187,475
$45,625
Additional Cash Compensation
$233,100
Total Compensation
Median: 150,000
Min: $150K
Max: $260K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in Orange County?

The average salary for a Design Director in Orange County is $187,475. The average additional cash compensation for a Design Director in Orange County is $45,625. The average total compensation for a Design Director in Orange County is $233,100. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Design Director employees in Orange County.

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, New York City and Seattle.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$189,123
+ 25% (141,225)
Orange County$187,475
+ 25% (141,225)
Remote$176,370
+ 20% (141,225)
New York City, NY$172,526
+ 18% (141,225)
Seattle, WA$170,391
+ 17% (141,225)
Fort Collins$167,000
+ 15% (141,225)
Boston, MA$163,488
+ 14% (141,225)
Los Angeles, CA$161,564
+ 13% (141,225)
Portland, OR$161,375
+ 12% (141,225)
Washington DC$158,889
+ 11% (141,225)

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 $187,475.

Design Director Salary ranges

The most common Design Director salary in Orange County is between $180k - $190k.

Average Design + UX salaries in Orange County

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Visual Designer$75,617
Min: $66K
Max: $84K
UX Designer$92,695
Min: $62K
Max: $130K
Product Designer$102,707
Min: $49K
Max: $185K
UI Designer$105,000
Min: $90K
Max: $120K
UX Researcher$106,500
Min: $95K
Max: $118K
Senior UI Designer$107,500
Min: $93K
Max: $122K
Creative Director$108,500
Min: $85K
Max: $148K
Senior UX Designer$112,667
Min: $65K
Max: $145K
Senior Product Designer$121,000
Min: $121K
Max: $121K
Art Director$142,578
Min: $90K
Max: $207K
Design Director$187,475
Min: $150K
Max: $260K

FAQ

Q:

What does a design director do?

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

How to become a design director?

A.
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.
Q:

How much does a design director make?

A.

The salary range for a design director is $55K-$305K. The average salary for a Design Director in Orange County is $187,475.

Career Info

Design Director jobs in Orange County

Skills that affect Design Director salaries in Orange County

1
Adobe Creative Suite
5% have this skill
2
Information Architecture
1% have this skill
3
Product Design
1% have this skill
4
Interaction Design
1% have this skill
5
User Interviews
1% have this skill
6
Wireframing
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 $189,900 on average.

Recent Design Director salaries in Orange County

$260,000
Yearly Salary
A Sr. Director, Digital Experience reported a yearly salary of $260,000 with +$130,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Orange County
$189,900
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $189,900 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Orange County
1-5 Reports
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Director of Design reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$20,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
51-200 Employees
Orange County
$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$22,500 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Orange County
5-10 Reports