UX Designer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$81,142
$3,917
Additional Cash Compensation
$85,059
Total Compensation
Median: $81K
Min: $52K
Max: $125K

How Much Does a UX Designer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a UX Designer in Chicago is $81,142. The average additional cash compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $3,917. The average total compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $85,059. 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

Sr. UI/UX Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
+24
Design engaging experiences for Desktop, Web & Mobile. Solve problems across coaching, athlete, and fan use cases, enabling new workflows and a more open line of communication. Tirelessly advocate for the user and evangelize the importance of user feedback, and data-driven decision making in informing great design. Prototype and validate your ideas. Present design solutions to customers, stakeholders and executives. Defend design decisions and incorporate feedback into the design cycle. Implement flows, wireframes and interaction models that use UX best practices for both desktop and mobile environments. Collaborate across several teams, including but not limited to design, engineering and product management.

Experience Design - UX

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+42
Collaborating with clients and internal teams to design the overall user experience for a wide variety of digital experiences and applications, from desktop to mobile and whatever’s next—addressing things like interactions, information architecture and visual design. Planning, conducting, and leading client white-boarding sessions, design sprints, design workshops, and project meetings. Prototyping (ranging from low- to high-fidelity with interactions and visual design) solutions and iterating them based on user insight and client feedback. Helping clients better understand their users – through structuring and conducting user research and evaluating usability of finished designs. Advising clients of current UX/XD methodologies, while maintaining flexibility and adapting to their methods. Working with development teams to refine scope and ensure proper implementation. Collaborating with your XD teammates from design reviews to pitches for new work. Bringing your own unique perspective to solving challenging problems.

Instructional Designer x2

Chicago
1 week ago
+45
Design and develop various modalities of learning (blended, e-learning, classroom, and virtual learning experiences) using ADDIE and AGILE methodologies. Understand learning needs and gaps to research, recommend, design and implement training and development initiatives. Apply instructional design expertise while adhering to a consistent learning content strategy. Convert complex technical information into clear and easy-to-follow instructions by consulting with subject matter experts on concepts, techniques, and creative applications. Partner with subject matter experts and team members to identify training requirements and validate training curriculum. Analyze performance data to determine learning objectives that deliver business results, drive behavior change, and increase performance. Effectively use various learning development tools such as Camtasia and Articulate to create engaging learning experiences.

Experience Design - Creative Services

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+42
Collaborating with clients and internal teams to design the overall user experience for a wide variety of digital experiences and applications, from desktop to mobile and whatever’s next—addressing things like interactions, information architecture and visual design. Planning, conducting, and leading client white-boarding sessions, design sprints, design workshops, and project meetings. Prototyping (ranging from low- to high-fidelity with interactions and visual design) solutions and iterating them based on user insight and client feedback. Helping clients better understand their users – through structuring and conducting user research and evaluating usability of finished designs. Advising clients of current UX/XD methodologies, while maintaining flexibility and adapting to their methods. Working with development teams to refine scope and ensure proper implementation. Collaborating with your XD teammates from design reviews to pitches for new work. Bringing your own unique perspective to solving challenging problems.

Experience Design - Human Centered Design

Chicago
2 weeks ago
+42
At Slalom, Experience Design is stepping up its game at a global level and we want you to join us during this exciting time of growth. You’ll have the chance to shape the future of XD. Those that succeed here have an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. They see the glass half full and take the world by storm as both as a self-starter and leader of initiatives.

UX Researcher

Chicago
1 hour ago
+44
The Saggezza UX Researcher is qualified, passionate and energetic about UX research with the ability to lead through solid experience, while enjoying symbiotic growth from peers. The right candidate should be passionate about design thinking, human-centered design, usability and accessibility. This individual can plan, execute and communicate research on a deadline to uncover actionable insights that lead to the right solutions. Saggezza is looking for a full-time UX Researcher to join our Chicago team. This individual will be working with one of our clients in St. Louis.

Senior UX Researcher

Chicago
1 day ago
+37
The Senior UX Researcher’s primary responsibility is driving and executing research strategies in partnership with product, product marketing, analytics and partners across the company. Do you want to be an integral part of a product team, helping teams understand what questions they should be asking in order to drive their work forward? The insights the Senior UX Researcher brings to the table fuels the product team's passion for the problems they are solving! The Senior UX Researcher’s time is spent helping teams focus their most pressing questions, engaging with customers and internal users to explore their needs, identifying ways our products can better address those needs, and socializing those opportunities with product teams and throughout the organization. In addition, the Senior UX Researcher plays a vital role mentoring and supporting other UXRs.

UX/UI Designer

Chicago
1 day ago
+44
The UX/UI Designer will oversee all elements of design, including: Ideation and Concept development, Information Architecture (IA), Visual and User Interface design (UI), User Interaction design (IX), Usability, and ADA Compliance. The UX/UI Designer will work with the business and technology groups to balance the needs and capabilities of the organization with the best possible member experience. Work involves providing thought leadership and paving the way for new interactions and product experiences.

UI / UX Designer

Northwest Suburbs
5 months ago
+35
Proven work experience as a UI/UX Designer or similar role. Portfolio of design projects. Knowledge of wireframe tools (e.g. Wireframe.cc and InVision). Up-to-date knowledge of design software like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Team spirit; strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders. Good time-management skills. BSc in Design, Computer Science or relevant field.

User Experience Designer

Chicago
2 days ago
+48
Work in a small team envisioning the future, designing end to end solutions for in-field users across diverse areas, including government, public safety and enterprise. Be an integral part of a growing team that is involved in strategic and innovative projects that will lead the company's vision.  Collaborate with UX researchers to capture and synthesize insights from the field to enable UX designers to ideate, prototype and deliver designs to development teams to make them a reality. Contribute to future envisioning efforts in the form of design exercises, brainstorming sessions/workshops as needed within the team. Be someone that will approach each project as part of a greater strategy.

User Experience Architect

Chicago
2 months ago
+35
The User Experience Architect  works closely with SMS business leadership, product owners, engineers, and our customers to craft experiences for any channel or platform and draws on thorough knowledge of the UX lifecycle (research, concepting, iterative design, testing) to help lead the definition and creation of innovative design solutions that address customer needs to marry them with SMS’ business goals. They engage in effective dialog with the engineering team, with a focus on optimizing business agility, value, and innovative User Experience design and direction.

Sr User Experience Architect, Zoro

Chicago
1 week ago
+58
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.

UX Designer Salary ranges

The most common UX Designer salary in Chicago is between $80k - $90k.

Average UX Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title UX Designer make the most at companies with 500+ employees, earning $87,994 on average.

UX Designer Salary by gender

The average UX Designer salary for women is $76,395 and the average UX Designer salary for men is $84,205.

UX Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a UX Designer with 7+ years of experience is $90,529. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $62,714.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,140
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,300
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $81,142
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $81,492
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
Product Designer $89,879
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
UX Researcher $95,598
Min: $72K
Max: $150K
Senior UI Designer $100,875
Min: $75K
Max: $137K
Senior UX Designer $106,004
Min: $65K
Max: $130K
Creative Director $140,637
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
Design Director $143,159
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $164,083
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect UX Designer salaries in Chicago

1
Wireframing
14% have this skill
2
Prototyping
13% have this skill
3
User Flows
13% have this skill
4
Interaction Design
12% have this skill
5
Usability Testing
12% have this skill
6
Responsive Design
12% have this skill

Recent UX Designer salaries in Chicago

$82,000
Yearly Salary
A Experience Designer reported a yearly salary of $82,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$58,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $58,000 with +$6,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
500+ Employees
Chicago
$72,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $72,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$60,000
Yearly Salary
A Interactive Designer reported a yearly salary of $60,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
Chicago
$65,000
Yearly Salary
A Ux Designer reported a yearly salary of $65,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
500+ Employees
Chicago
$63,000
Yearly Salary
A User Experience Designer reported a yearly salary of $63,000 with +$3,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A Interaction Designer reported a yearly salary of $90,000
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$87,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $87,000 with +$8,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$90,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $90,000 with +$5,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
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