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UX Researcher Job Description

UX researchers use several investigative techniques to discover users‰Ûª needs and provide an in-depth insight into the design process of a product or service. This includes identifying and interviewing users on what their needs or pain-points may be, analyzing market data, comparing findings with teammates and designers and making recommendations based on statistical and conducted test results. It is understood that conducting research throughout the lifecycle of a given project saves both time and money due to validating concepts before creation. This is done by conducting interviews with prospective end users, contextual inquiries and usability testing. UX researchers will share their findings and collaborate with design and product teams to identify user needs and understand product requirements ahead of product creation. Clear communications in written form, using an agreed upon software forum or verbally between both the potential users and the production teams is a requirement. Helpful skills for a UX researcher include the ability to create training modules that ultimately improve quality and consistency of the end product.

UX researchers should have qualifications like computer proficiency, be above average in analytical thinking, have great attention to detail and have design expertise. Many times a Bachelor‰Ûªs degree in information technology or computer science is required although in some cases documented skills can carry more weight than a formal education.

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Compare UX Researcher salaries by region

UX Researchers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular:

  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $169,939
  3. Seattle
  4. $154,545
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $151,625
  7. New York
  8. $139,729
  9. Atlanta
  10. $137,500
  11. Chicago
  12. $131,470
  13. Philadelphia
  14. $130,000
  15. Austin
  16. $127,447
  17. Boston
  18. $122,250
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $118,750
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $115,000
  23. Denver
  24. $115,000
  25. Toronto
  26. C$114,033
  27. San Diego
  28. $110,000
  29. France
  30. €80,000
  31. London
  32. £77,018
  1. SF Bay Area
  2. $169,939
  3. Seattle
  4. $154,545
  5. Los Angeles
  6. $151,625
  7. New York
  8. $139,729
  9. Atlanta
  10. $137,500
  11. Chicago
  12. $131,470
  13. Philadelphia
  14. $130,000
  15. Austin
  16. $127,447
  17. Boston
  18. $122,250
  19. Dallas/Ft Worth
  20. $118,750
  21. Washington D.C.
  22. $115,000
  23. Denver
  24. $115,000
  25. Toronto
  26. C$114,033
  27. San Diego
  28. $110,000
  29. France
  30. €80,000
  31. London
  32. £77,018
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Where UX Researchers are highest in demand

    UX Researchers are highest in demand in SF Bay Area, New York, and London. Browse and compare average salaries in locations where this role is also popular: