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User Experience Designer salary in Chicago, IL

How much does a User Experience Designer make in Chicago, IL?

Average base salary

$102,892
arrow up8%
above national average
Cash bonus
$5,000per year
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a user experience designer is $102,892 per year in Chicago, IL and $5,000 cash bonus per year.48 salaries reported, updated at May 13, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in Chicago, IL

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for User Experience Designers in Chicago, IL

  1. Spectrum
    3.3star
    17057 reviews9 salaries reported
    $180,843per year
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Highest paying cities for User Experience Designers near Chicago, IL

  1. Chicago, IL
    $102,892 per year
    48 salaries reported
  2. Deerfield, IL
    $102,123 per year
    5 salaries reported
  3. Northbrook, IL
    $97,115 per year
    5 salaries reported
  1. Lincolnshire, IL
    $96,389 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Downers Grove, IL
    $94,892 per year
    7 salaries reported
  3. Schaumburg, IL
    $94,574 per year
    24 salaries reported
  1. Rolling Meadows, IL
    $93,843 per year
    5 salaries reported
  2. Niles, IL
    $88,700 per year
    6 salaries reported
  3. Rockford, IL
    $88,689 per year
    12 salaries reported
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for User Experience Designers

Most recommended skill

Journalismearn +36.35% more

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 125.00% since 2018. User Experience Designers with this skill earn +36.35% more than the average base salary, which is $102,892 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20145increase by 5
20156increase by 20.00%
20164decrease by 33.33%
201713increase by 225.00%
20184decrease by 69.23%
20199increase by 125.00%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
14 jobs26
110 jobs133
118 jobs156
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Most common benefits for User Experience Designers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 180 ratings

73% of User Experience Designers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in Chicago, IL?

User Interface Designer

227 job openings

Average $92,218 per year

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