The average salary for a User Experience Director in Chicago, Illinois is $127,563.
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Job Description for User Experience Director
User experience directors are in charge of overseeing user experience features for software on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for facilitating communication among user experience professionals, as well as helping design products and/or applications using customer feedback and market trends. One of this director's main duties includes creating an engaging user experience to increase customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. They develop design specifications using diagrams and …Read more
User Experience Director Tasks
- Design, conduct, and evaluate studies to understand and improve user experience, documenting requirements.
- Work directly with clients to identify requirements and ensure a positive experience.
- Train, mentor, and supervise a team of designers and user experts.
- Create mock-ups and track metrics related to identifiable factors that change user experience.
- Create and implement strategies that improve user experience through design.
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Popular Skills for User Experience Director
User Experience (UX) Design
User Interface Design
Skills in User Experience (UX) Design, User Research, User Interface Design and Interaction Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Usability Testing.
Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Director
A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $112,500 based on 9 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $134,822 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $131,018.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (16.0% more).
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