UX Designer salary in Chicago

Average Base Salary in Chicago

$82,531
$3,887
Additional Cash Compensation
$86,418
Total Compensation
Median: $83K
Min: $52K
Max: $125K

How Much Does a UX Designer Make in Chicago?

The average salary for a UX Designer in Chicago is $82,531. The average additional cash compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $3,887. The average total compensation for a UX Designer in Chicago is $86,418. 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

Senior Mobile User Experience (UX) Designer (Remote)

Chicago
2 days ago
+39
At Daxko, our product design team consists of UX generalists who lead the full spectrum of user research, interaction design, visual design, and usability testing. Your primary responsibility as a Senior UX Designer will be to craft user experiences that set our products apart from the competition by truly understanding our customer’s needs and delivering valuable solutions to market problems. You will be expected to lead and mentor more junior UX Designers and help them to develop their design skillset. You will also help to develop and lead a community of practice around design, leading design reviews, and creating space for designers to learn from each other and influence the organization at-large.

Sr. UX Designer

Chicago
6 days ago
+25
Echo Logistics is looking for a Senior UX Designer to join our team. We are looking for a leader who thrives at creating their own direction. The role will report to the VP of Product while collaborating with all members of the product team.  Candidates should have strong project expertise and be full stack/generalists with experience in enterprise design, design systems, user research, low fidelity prototyping and high fidelity UI designs. The role will be focused on helping to build and advance our internal transportation management tool.

Head of UX/Design

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
We’re on the hunt for a User Experience Design Lead to build a team and develop a world-class design direction, vision and strategy for all aspects of Black Spectacles, including our software products (web & mobile), learning products and marketing materials.

Head of UX/Design - Remote

Chicago
1 week ago
+39
Establish and enforce visual & UX design direction for our software products, learning videos and our marketing collateral, ensuring design consistency across all departments. Build, manage and coach a new design team, from the ground up, of visual designers and UX designers to execute on your world class design direction for software, learning videos and marketing materials. Develop design processes and systems to be used across all variations of our software products, learning materials and marketing. Collaborate closely with Engineering and Product Management in an Agile/Lean and iterative fashion to ensure your proposed designs meet user needs and are feasible to implement. Tell the story of the customer, their jobs-to-be-done and create consensus around user outcomes. Continuously assess customer interaction points and recommend design improvements.

End User Experience Intern

Chicago
2 days ago
+33
OCC is looking for interns who are hungry for the chance to learn more, humble enough to admit they don’t know all the answers, and smart enough to recognize the opportunity. The OCC Internship Program provides students with the real-world skills to successfully transition into a career in the financial services industry. As an intern, you will help lead projects that help shape the future of OCC. This person will apply their skill-set and knowledge toward tackling designated projects. This an exciting opportunity to have a true impact on the company by designing and implementing solutions for real challenges facing the business. Here’s what we’re looking for:

User Experience Analyst

Chicago
6 days ago
+21
West Monroe UX Analysts have a strong interest and capabilities in the research and design of engaging and innovative user experiences.  They thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem-solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.  They excel at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a project. They enjoy the challenge of creating and driving human/user-centered processes and education at the early stages of UX team creation.  A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies is critically important. 

Product Experience Designer

Chicago
17 hours ago
+40
We’re looking for an experienced Product/UX Designer to bring the passion, work ethic and expertise needed to research and design key product initiatives at a fast-growing tech startup. You will work as a member of a highly motivated team responsible for managing the complete product lifecycle to ensure success in terms of both revenue and the timely release of new products and capabilities.   This is a full-time position that will involve executing user research, designing workflows, wire-framing and working directly with customers and developers. The Product Experience Designer will be become proficient in our growing suite of applications and have a clear understanding of the business processes driving the usage and interaction with the web-based applications. 

Senior Designer

Chicago
3 weeks ago
+39
At closerlook inc., a Senior Designer is instrumental in establishing the creative foundation of individual projects from concept through execution. The Senior Designer is responsible for consistently delivering exceptional UI and visual design under the direction of the Creative Director. A Senior Designer is responsible for capturing, synthesizing, and implementing feedback from senior members of the Creative Group. This person in this role will lead the way in translating conceptual direction into tangible design solutions. The Senior Designer must be comfortable operating autonomously when necessary, has a sense of ownership over the work, is self-motivated, and strives for design excellence.

UX Lead

Chicago
1 week ago
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing, innovative company of community-based healthcare centers delivering higher quality health and wellness care that improves outcomes, manages medical costs and provides an unmatched experience for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities. By providing holistic, comprehensive and integrated care right in our patients' communities, we can help keep them healthy and reinvest cost savings in

Lead Technical UX/UI Product Designer

North Suburbs
2 weeks ago
+55
Design and map the experience using journey maps; create prototypes, information architecture, wireframes, screen-flow diagrams & UI specs for testing and development. Create and maintain design/style guides, pattern libraries, and UI elements. Defines and implements systematic approach to create clean and functional UI. Collaborate with the project team to flesh out concepts and quickly build prototypes to socialize with key stakeholders. Devise interfaces that guide the end user thru the story of what happened. Responsible for the development of products that create an innovative, best in class experience for our customers. Responsible for capturing stakeholder feature requests, analyze processes, and design workflows at a high level. Defines and creates interaction flows, wireframes, review feedback on released features, and drive new features in web or mobile apps.

User Experience Designer

Chicago
1 week ago
+22
The Chief Technology Office Experience team is a growing team of UX specialists and UX generalists. As part of this team, you'll be driving user-centered design and modern development practices within product teams, using lean UX principles, spearheading design thinking workshops, and delivering solutions that help to improve the lives of people we work with across our product lines. This comes naturally to you, as evangelizing the user and continuous improvement are in your blood. You can turn something squishy into something actionable, and are open to scrapping your work and starting again. You'll work with other designers in creation and critique, and be proactively promoting pairing with designs, development and PMs/POs to deliver strong value-adding solutions with measurable outcomes. You'll openly discuss topics like ethics in design and cognitive bias in new technologies, and show your product teams why those topics matter. 

UX Designer

Chicago
1 day ago
+23
Hi, we’re Rheaply 👋 Over the past year, the world has cultivated a new sense of appreciation for everyday stuff. With global supply chains collapsing and operating budgets shrinking across the board, we have seen the demand for goods and services skyrocket. The obvious solution to being more resourceful and cost-conscious has been to increase the value of everything already around us. At Rheaply, we’re helping organizations do that by developing

UX Designer Salary ranges

The two most common UX Designer salary ranges in Chicago are $70k - $80k and $80k - $90k.

Average UX Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title UX Designer make the most at companies with 501-1,000 employees, earning $89,295 on average.

UX Designer Salary by gender

The average UX Designer salary for women is $78,285 and the average UX Designer salary for men is $86,618.

UX Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a UX Designer with 7+ years of experience is $91,470. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $65,286.

Average Design + UX salaries in Chicago

Job Title Average Salary Salary Range
Visual Designer $65,776
Min: $45K
Max: $125K
UI Designer $79,075
Min: $53K
Max: $120K
UX Designer $82,531
Min: $52K
Max: $125K
Art Director $83,818
Min: $56K
Max: $135K
UX Researcher $87,874
Min: $65K
Max: $150K
Product Designer $90,098
Min: $53K
Max: $184K
Senior UI Designer $102,934
Min: $75K
Max: $140K
Senior UX Designer $107,565
Min: $65K
Max: $170K
Design Director $140,466
Min: $95K
Max: $220K
Creative Director $142,728
Min: $101K
Max: $170K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer) $163,000
Min: $104K
Max: $200K

Skills that affect UX Designer salaries in Chicago

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Wireframing
16% have this skill
2
Prototyping
15% have this skill
3
User Flows
15% have this skill
4
Responsive Design
14% have this skill
5
Information Architecture
14% have this skill
6
Usability Testing
14% have this skill

Recent UX Designer salaries in Chicago

$75,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
1-5 Reports
$103,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Engineer reported a yearly salary of $103,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$78,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $78,000 with +$4,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago
$80,000
Yearly Salary
A Experience Designer reported a yearly salary of $80,000 with +$3,300 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Chicago
$88,250
Yearly Salary
A UI/UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $88,250
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago
$75,000
Yearly Salary
A UI/UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $75,000 with +$11,250 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$62,500
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $62,500 with +$5,600 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$105,000
Yearly Salary
A US Designer reported a yearly salary of $105,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
11-50 Employees
Chicago
$106,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $106,000
7+ Years of Experience
Male
501-1,000 Employees
Chicago
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