Average User Experience Designer with User Research Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$75,354
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$4,000
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for a User Experience Designer with User Research skills in Chicago, Illinois is $75,354.
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$55k
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$75k
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$112k
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What Do User Experience Designers Do?

User Experience Designer Tasks
  • Collaborate with other designers, clients, executives, engineers, and product managers to find solutions that improve user experience.
  • Create prototypes and perform user testing to guide each iteration of the design.
  • Present design concepts and deliverables that meet business and/or client requirements.

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What Are Popular Skills for User Experience Designers?

Skills in Interaction Design and Information Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Usability Testing, User Interface Design and User Experience (UX) Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designers?

An early career User Experience Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,306 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $82,500 based on 13 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,991 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with User Experience Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (12.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (10.6% less), Austin, Texas (7.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 55 survey responses.
Early Career
61.8%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
14.5%