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UX Designer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

Additional Cash Compensation
Total Compensation
Median: $82K
Min: $52K
Max: $125K

How Much Does a UX Designer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a UX Designer in Chicago is $81,795. The average additional cash compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $4,059. The average total compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $85,854. UX Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In Chicago from anonymous UX Designer employees in Chicago.

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UX Designer jobs in Chicago

User Experience Designer

2 months ago
Work closely with product owners to design the user experience. Collaborate on user experience planning with product managers, business analysts, and engineering. Create process flows, wireframes, prototypes, high fidelity mockups, and detailed UI and visual design specifications for web and mobile. Design interactive prototypes (using app such as Invision) to gather user feedback. Maintain consistency in visual elements and define behaviors. Request and drive user research/usability tests as needed. Handle multiple projects in an agile, fast-paced environment.

Sr User Experience Architect, Zoro

5 days ago
Discovering unmet customer needs; Exploring and evaluating possible product design solutions to address these needs; Testing these solutions for viability through a range of qualitative and quantitative methods; Working closely with development teams to bring these solutions into the browser; Measuring their performance in the marketplace; and Ultimately optimizing them for success.

Senior UX Designer (Contract)

2 weeks ago
Our Creative Team is growing and looking for an experienced Designer to join the group! This person will produce meticulous, beautiful designs that take into account our client brand guidelines and specifications (websites, mobile applications, email, etc.) The ideal candidate must be able to design, develop, or enhance existing graphic/identity branding that meets marketing objectives, integrates customer usability best practices, and address client brand standards. This position works closely with User Experience Designers, Front- and Back-End Developers, Content Specialists, internal Project Managers, and external client leads.

Instructional Design, Specialist

1 week ago
As an Instructional Design Specialist, you will be responsible for strengthening the Talent Development Team by helping develop and deliver internal learning solutions across a variety of formats and media to enhance the development journey of all Relativity employees. The Instructional Design Specialist works under moderate direction of managers and senior team

User Experience Lead, Zoro

1 week ago
Collaborating with leaders to envision innovative experiences; Leading product and project strategy, digging into and solving complex design challenges; Understanding and unearthing unmet customer needs; Guiding research and design processes; Mentoring junior team members; and Managing complex projects.

User Experience Intern, Zoro

Northwest Suburbs
1 week ago
Pursuing a Design major, or have creative experience and looking to expand your knowledge of the field of user experience. Experience doing research and making recommendations and/or creating a plan based off that research. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Sketch is preferred. Graduating in Fall 2019, Spring 2020 or Fall 2020. 

Director-Experience Design

1 week ago
The Director of Digital Experience Design is responsible for the team who envisions and designs the omni-channel experience for McDonald’s digital ecosystem. This includes responsibility for the team who designs and executes user research and testing, the concepting team who designs and tests emerging experiences and long tail experience solutions and the product design team who partners with the product team to design the experience and visual design for the kiosk, web, app and cross-channel capabilities globally. In this role, you will partner with the VP of Digital Experience and the Directors of the Product team to create omni-channel experience visions for both McDonald’s customers and crew to direct and focus the teams to deliver McDonald’s future digital experience. In this role, you will partner with Marketing, Operations, Product, the Market and Technology teams to implement omni-channel experiences that deliver the convenience, value and fun that McDonald’s is known for that, in turn, grow digital sales and customer market share.

Arity - Sr. Experience Designer

2 weeks ago
The Experience Designer uses their user-centered design skills to help frame problems and provide innovative interaction design solutions that meet user needs while fulfilling key business objectives. They are comfortable working on concepting and early discovery work, as well as iterating on a mature product while embedded on a product team. On their product team, they are constantly communicating and collaborating with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists and Marketing. They also know when to partner with other members of the Experience Design Team who have complementary skills in specialties like visual design, content strategy, research and front-end coding. Their ultimate goal is to deliver value to end-users as quickly as possible and to help Arity make personal transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

Senior Designer

2 months ago
As Senior Designer, you’ll be at the forefront of what we dream of on a daily basis (and ultimately create), flexing your detailed design eye and boundless creativity on one of our largest national accounts. Fearless, passionate and imaginative, you’ll push the boundaries of visual design alongside our UX and UI team — building digital experiences that build stronger human connections.

Arity-Senior Design Researcher

1 week ago
Made up of design leads, experience designers, content designers, design researchers, UI engineers, and visual designers, our Experience Designer Team works collaboratively across departments to capture the emotions and needs of our end users – which are reflected in all the ways they experience Arity and our products. Using a lean and agile approach, our XD team works across areas focused on driving data visualization, driving behavior analysis, urban planning, and shared mobility. They meet each project with deep empathy in order to craft useful and usable interface design solutions. Together, we design experiences that have real impact on the personal transportation industry and its future. Are you ready for the challenge?

UX Researcher

2 days ago
Several years of experience in specific areas of design such as user research and interaction design. A growing level of deep expertise and depth of knowledge in one area. Ability to influence on a team level and showcase design ability. Ability to create a wide range of experience design deliverables either by yourself or collaborating with designers and developers - deliverables including journey maps, service blueprints, wireframes, prototypes, design systems and UI. Clearly communicate innovation and design concepts to clients and colleagues using the methods & tools that best illustrate them. Strong collaboration skills to work with small cross-functional delivery teams on projects, providing on the job training and support on all aspects of experience design methods and tools. Facilitate inceptions, brainstorms, user testing, and client feedback activities with users, clients, and team members. Proactively manage ThoughtWorks stakeholders and engage with other aspects of the client’s business on the impact of experience design deliverables and manage project scope, risks, and updates.

Sr. UX Researcher

2 weeks ago
We're looking for an enthusiastic candidate to take our research practice to the next level. This candidate will design and conduct both generative and evaluative research studies frequently and efficiently. They will be responsible for designing test plans, recruiting users, facilitating research studies, analyzing results, and presenting insights (the basic stuff). Additionally, this person will be expected to champion our users to the Design and Product organization. This might mean working with our partners to ensure we are asking the right questions, identifying overlooked research opportunities, as well as looking for education opportunities in regards to best practices, breaking down silos, etc.

UX Designer Salary ranges

The most common UX Designer salary in Chicago is between $70k - $80k.

Average UX Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title UX Designer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $89,869 on average.

UX Designer Salary by gender

The average UX Designer salary for women is $75,712 and the average UX Designer salary for men is $85,858.

UX Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a UX Designer with 7+ years of experience is $93,617. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $63,000.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,997
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $74,375
Min: $53K
Max: $90K
Art Director $81,758
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Designer $81,795
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Product Designer $86,192
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $97,089
Min: $83K
Max: $110K
Senior UX Designer $104,791
Min: $65K
Max: $125K
Creative Director $140,607
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $144,088
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $164,083
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect UX Designer salaries in Chicago

17% have this skill
User Flows
15% have this skill
Usability Testing
15% have this skill
15% have this skill
Interaction Design
14% have this skill
User Interviews
13% have this skill

Recent UX Designer salaries in Chicago

Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $82,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A Designer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
5-7 Years of Experience
51-200 Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$6,500 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
201-500 Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $83,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
11-50 Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $92,700 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $97,000
3-5 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX designer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
11-50 Employees
1-5 Reports
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $79,000 with +$18,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $74,000
1-3 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $78,000
3-5 Years of Experience
500+ Employees
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