Average User Experience Director Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$127,563
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$0
Bonus
$4,913
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The average salary for a User Experience Director in Chicago, Illinois is $127,563.
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$95k
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$128k
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$158k
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MEDIAN $127,563
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Salary
$95k - $158k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$97k - $164k

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Job Description for User Experience Director

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.

Career Paths

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User Experience Director
Principal Software Engineer
User Experience Researcher
Director, Customer Experience
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 49 survey responses.
Mid Career
18.4%
Experienced
63.3%
Late Career
18.4%