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UX Researcher salary in US

Average Base Salary in US

$105,855
$12,229
Additional Cash Compensation
$118,084
Total Compensation
Median: 94,000
Min: $10K
Max: $230K

How Much Does a UX Researcher Make in US?

The average salary for a UX Researcher in US is $105,855. The average additional cash compensation for a UX Researcher in US is $12,229. The average total compensation for a UX Researcher in US is $118,084. UX Researcher salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous UX Researcher employees in US.

UX Researcher
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best-paying cities for UX Researcher

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are San Francisco, Seattle, Greater Boulder Area, Austin and New York City.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
San Francisco, CA$150,237
+ 35% (97,203)
Seattle, WA$147,543
+ 34% (97,203)
Greater Boulder Area$140,000
+ 31% (97,203)
Austin, TX$128,333
+ 24% (97,203)
New York City, NY$127,877
+ 24% (97,203)
Greater Denver Area$126,455
+ 23% (97,203)
Fort Collins$125,000
+ 22% (97,203)
Los Angeles, CA$121,800
+ 20% (97,203)
Remote$120,412
+ 19% (97,203)
Chicago, IL$115,598
+ 16% (97,203)

UX Researcher Salary by gender

The average UX Researcher salary for women is $111,220 and the average UX Researcher salary for men is $128,974.

UX Researcher Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a UX Researcher with 7+ years of experience is $142,185. The average salary for <1 year of experience is $87,825.

UX Researcher Salary ranges

The most common UX Researcher salary in US is between $100k - $110k.

Average Design + UX salaries in US

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Graphic Designer$71,697
Min: $40K
Max: $135K
Visual Designer$76,315
Min: $45K
Max: $175K
UI Designer$84,837
Min: $8K
Max: $185K
Instructional Designer$87,471
Min: $72K
Max: $111K
UX Designer$93,068
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Web Designer$93,301
Min: $56K
Max: $168K
Art Director$94,223
Min: $0K
Max: $215K
Senior Graphic Designer$96,708
Min: $68K
Max: $200K
Game Designer$99,565
Min: $79K
Max: $145K
UX Researcher$105,855
Min: $10K
Max: $230K
Senior UI Designer$109,701
Min: $63K
Max: $200K
Product Designer$112,133
Min: $3K
Max: $330K
Senior UX Designer$121,896
Min: $48K
Max: $234K
Creative Director$144,543
Min: $0K
Max: $315K
Design Director$152,574
Min: $0K
Max: $300K
Senior Product Designer$158,171
Min: $105K
Max: $220K
CCO (Chief Creative Officer)$174,326
Min: $9K
Max: $425K
Creative Chief Officer$187,932
Min: $140K
Max: $425K

FAQ

Q:

What is a UX researcher?

A.
UX researchers study and understand the wants and needs of their users. UX researchers then apply those findings to enhance the design of goods, software and services.
Q:

How to become a UX researcher?

A.
UX researchers can come from a variety of backgrounds within technology or even behavioral and social sciences. Outside of education, volunteering to run UX research projects for local businesses and non-profit organizations can be helpful experience in developing a UX research portfolio.
Q:

How much does a UX researcher make?

A.

The salary range of a UX researcher is $55K-$230K. The average salary for a UX Researcher in US is $105,855.

Career Info

UX Researcher jobs in US

Skills that affect UX Researcher salaries in US

1
Usability Testing
2% have this skill
2
User Interviews
2% have this skill
3
Competitor Analysis
2% have this skill
4
Information Architecture
1% have this skill
5
Persona Definition
1% have this skill
6
User Flows
1% have this skill

Average UX Researcher Salary by Company Size

People with the job title UX Researcher make the most at companies with 1-10 employees, earning $122,438 on average.

Recent UX Researcher salaries in US

$150,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $150,000 with +$9,750 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Greater Denver Area
$132,523
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer / Researcher reported a yearly salary of $132,523
5-7 Years of Experience
Other
51-200 Employees
Remote
$132,523
Yearly Salary
A UX Designer / Researcher reported a yearly salary of $132,523
5-7 Years of Experience
Other
51-200 Employees
Remote
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $95,000 with +$9,500 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Female
201-500 Employees
Remote
$136,000
Yearly Salary
A Strategic Designer reported a yearly salary of $136,000 with +$42,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
New York City, NY
$120,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $120,000
7+ Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
Chicago, IL
$108,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $108,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
1-3 Years of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
Chicago, IL
$100,000
Yearly Salary
A Design Analyst reported a yearly salary of $100,000 with +$10,000 in additional cash compensation
< 1 Year of Experience
Prefer not to say
1,000+ Employees
New York City, NY
$95,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Researcher reported a yearly salary of $95,000
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
Remote
$110,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Researcher III reported a yearly salary of $110,000
< 1 Year of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
New York City, NY