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Interaction Designer Salary (United States)

An Interaction Designer earns an average salary of $72,731 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Interaction Designer Salary (?
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$47,471 - $111,744
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MEDIAN: $72,730
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Interaction Designer Salary (?
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$14.09 - $60.82
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,471 - $111,744  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,112  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $17,617  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,860 - $118,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.09 - $60.82  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,112  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $17,617  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$47,860 - $118,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Interaction Designer

Interaction designers develop web-based platforms through which companies can interact with and engage consumers; this includes the construction of websites and mobile applications. Although programming is a major part of the position, the interaction designer works primarily with platforms' architecture at a foundational level. They must be able to design complex user interfaces and interactions for web, mobile, and cross-platform experiences, providing a product that is valuable, usable and desirable.
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Interaction Designer Tasks
  • Scope, plan, and manage projects from initial consultation to final launch.
  • Create wireframes, workflows, schematics, and prototypes to test usability and site branding goals.
  • Conduct research to understand user needs and document requirements.
  • Understand complex problems and quickly and visually explain potential solutions.

Common Career Paths for Interaction Designer

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Pay Difference By Location

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Portland
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$74,000
New York
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Chicago
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Experience Affects Interaction Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 59%
National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect Interaction Designer Salaries

User Research
up arrow 8%
Interaction Design
up arrow 2%
National Average
$74,000
User Interface Design
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%
Usability Testing
up arrow 3%
Web Design
up arrow 4%
HTML
up arrow 5%
Graphic Design
up arrow 18%
Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 32%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
51%
female alumni
 
Male
49%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 8%