* User experience (UX) designer: Tech pros who can create positive digital experiences for customers are in demand, and the average starting pay range for these individuals is $71,750 to $104,000. The midpoint is $87,875.
Robert Half Technology (which focuses on IT staffing) and The Creative Group (which focuses on interactive, design and marketing jobs) are divisions of staffing services firm Robert Half International.
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