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San Francisco
San Francisco

Design Director salary in San Francisco

Average Base Salary in San Francisco

$181,650
Median: $182K
Min: $151K
Max: $223K

How Much Does a Design Director Make in San Francisco?

The average salary for a Design Director in San Francisco is $181,650. Design Director salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In San Francisco from anonymous Design Director employees in San Francisco.

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Design Director jobs in San Francisco

Director UX Design

San Francisco
1 month ago
+42
EPAM is looking for a talented, nimble UX Design leader to join our Experience Design team. In return, you can count on us to know our people are the source of our success and to value your contributions. We believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, services, and experiences within both current and emerging digital technologies. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we prioritize understanding our clients’ businesses and striving for the highest standards of excellence. This role provides the opportunity to work in a wide array of industries to solve complex challenges in both established and emerging technologies. You’ll be exercising and expanding your strategic consulting, critical thinking and problem-solving skills and serving an international stable of clients.

Design Director

San Francisco
1 week ago
We’re looking for a mission-driven design leader to join us in creating behavioral health change. You will be a leader within the product development team and will develop a vision of the end to end experience of how our patients engage with our product and guide the execution of this vision. You will also partner with our leadership team to come up with our design and brand strategy, and translate that across a multitude of touchpoints, including app, web, hardware, and print. This is a high-impact role with the opportunity to empower tens of thousands of people to get back to the things they love.  The ideal candidate will have experience in UX, HCI, service design, or product design for consumer or user-facing enterprise mobile apps. Startup, healthcare, or hardware experience is a plus but not a must. We’re looking for an individual who always goes to the end user, is comfortable prototyping and iterating quickly to validate, and can see the "big picture" but is also willing to continuously improve every detail of our user experience.

Design Director

San Francisco
1 week ago
+30
Gusto is looking for an experienced Design Director to join Brand Studio, a cross-disciplinary group of designers, illustrators, writers, and producers. The mission of our team is to build a category-defining brand and have a meaningful impact on Gusto’s business by shipping creative that resonates with our customers.  Gusto is a modern, online people platform that helps small businesses build and take care of their teams. On top of full-service

Product Design Manager

San Francisco
16 hours ago
+21
Lead a team to arrive at solutions that continuously improve our products. Work closely with the product, engineering and research teams on product strategy and feature sets. Uphold and inspire a high level of design execution throughout the team. Be instrumental in the development of our next strategic step forward for our products.

Product Design Manager

San Francisco
1 week ago
We're looking for a Product Design Manager who shares our belief that the best teams are diverse, empathetic, and have a passion for deeply understanding both the people we design for and the problems we need to solve as a business. Mode values design as an integral part of our vision for the Mode product. You will build and lead a team of Product Designs who will create a product that is innovative, empowering, and engaging for our users as well to build in-depth research practices.

Product Design Manager

San Francisco
1 week ago
As a Design Manager, you'll have the opportunity to build and manage a high-performing team of Product Designers who are crafting the products our users interact with from the ground up. You’ll fully own a strategic pillar of our product, collaborate with Product and Engineering to create the vision and roadmap, and then lead a team to execute against it.

Design Manager, Product

San Francisco
3 weeks ago
We’re seeking a talented and empathetic Design Manager to join the growing Design team at Chime, where we are working hard to better the financial lives of our members. You’ll be both a player and a coach, managing other designers while designing for critical cross-functional projects end-to-end. Your focus will be both making finance simpler for our members and making Chime better for our employees.

Director of User Experience

San Francisco
3 weeks ago
The Smule mission is to connect people all over the world through the joy of making music at massive social scale. Music is much more than just listening… It's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. It is a social network with the power to break down barriers, touch souls and bring people together from all over the world. Smule today has 40 million monthly active users and is still growing at a fast pace.

Product Design Manager

San Francisco
2 days ago
OVERVIEWAt Instacart, the Shopper design team is driven by the mission of building the world’s best experience for gig economy workers, our Shoppers. They are at the heart of Instacart’s business and everyday we are excited to come work on some of the world’s biggest challenges like how do we help our shoppers discover the right opportunities, how do we help them serve their customers better so they can earn more, how do we ensure our

Product Design Manager, Enterprise

San Francisco
2 days ago
Handshake is hiring a Product Design Manager reporting directly to Handshake’s head of design on our growing team. This role will require you to span from strategy to surface, bringing a talent for systems thinking, simple data driven design, and seamless user experiences to support Handshake’s career services and employer products. Your work will be foundational to the student experience as well, helping universities and employers guide students through their early career discovery, connecting them with mentors, opportunities, and resources they might not otherwise know were available.

Design Manager - Design Systems

San Francisco
1 week ago
As a Design Manager at Plaid, you'll be essential in helping to grow the team, nurture our designers, work cross-functionally, and ensure that we ship the best-in-class design experiences.

Product Design Manager

San Francisco
3 weeks ago
We're looking for an experienced Product Design Manager to help lead and define the future at TaskRabbit. As one of the first product design managers, you'll have the opportunity to have real ownership, make a big impact, and help shape the vision of our Client and Tasker experiences. In this role, you’ll manage a small team of Product Designers while working with cross-functional partners across the organization. You’ll ensure consistent and high-quality creative work, while enabling the growth and development of your team.  This role is a mix of hands-on design work and people management. If you're passionate about helping product designers grow and learn while shipping high-quality product that solves real problems for customers, we'd love to hear from you! 

Design Director Salary ranges

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

Average Design Director Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Design Director make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $186,000 on average.

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Average Design + UX salaries in San Francisco

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $104,474
Min: $83K
Max: $124K
UI Designer $105,316
Min: $85K
Max: $124K
UX Designer $113,250
Min: $78K
Max: $145K
UX Researcher $128,000
Min: $128K
Max: $128K
Senior UI Designer $136,316
Min: $127K
Max: $146K
Product Designer $140,419
Min: $100K
Max: $161K
Art Director $151,842
Min: $134K
Max: $193K
Senior UX Designer $156,737
Min: $150K
Max: $172K
Design Director $181,650
Min: $151K
Max: $223K
Creative Director $214,950
Min: $203K
Max: $236K
Creative Chief Officer $247,909
Min: $193K
Max: $425K

Recent Design Director salaries in San Francisco

$175,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $175,000
500+ Employees
San Francisco
$164,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $164,000
500+ Employees
San Francisco
$151,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $151,000
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$162,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $162,000
500+ Employees
San Francisco
$223,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $223,000
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$183,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $183,000
201-500 Employees
San Francisco
$205,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $205,000
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$193,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $193,000
11-50 Employees
San Francisco
$204,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $204,000
51-200 Employees
San Francisco
$179,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Director reported a yearly salary of $179,000
11-50 Employees
San Francisco
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