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Hello! I'm trying to get a grasp of a good base salary and TC for the Chicago area. I'm a UX contractor being converted to full time and I received an offer for 100k base + 10% bonus. For context this is like a 30% increase from my salary as a contractor and the company isn't a tech company. I have about 2 years of general industry experience (web dev, web design, agency work) and 1 year of actual product design and finishing up a master's in HCI as well.. Is this reasonable?

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I think you should seriously consider it. For Chicago that seems generous to me. (I have roots in the Midwest) You'll have that much more leverage for your next job.

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Exactly this, I think for Chicago this is a really good offer

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Sounds like a pretty solid offer to me.

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Sounds about right. Congrats on the offer!

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Sounds sweet. How are benefits?

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Benefits are not bad from what I can tell. Life insurance is included, buncha discounts from random companies. 10 day vaca (not including paid 1 week company shutdown at end of the year). No company matching till after a year on 401k tho. Among a bunch of other stuff

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