Interactive Designer Salary

Interactive Designers in the United States can expect wages of $53K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Interactive Designers approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $81K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $12K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Interactive Designers making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction for Interactive Designers is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,169 - $77,026
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,094
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$16.22 - $59.18
(Median)
$16
$26
$59
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,169 - $77,026  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,628  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,313  
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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$36,479 - $81,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 381
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$16.22 - $59.18  
   
Overtime
$26.51 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,628  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,313  
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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$36,479 - $81,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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Job Description for Interactive Designer

Interactive designers are responsible for the design and implementation of all aspects of custom interactive web design. This involves the conceptualization of a website’s overall design including user interaction, navigation structure, and organization. Interactive designers then work to implement this concept with high quality visuals and a strong underlying technical framework. They may also be required to update and modify existing structures of a website not of their own creation. Additional responsibilities for interactive designers include maintaining and updating website design as new tools and techniques become standard, as well as designing peripheral media such as emails, logos, print, social media, and mobile-targeted media. They may be required to conduct or manage user research to receive feedback and update designs accordingly.

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Interactive Designer Tasks

  • Collaborate with the design team to develop concepts.
  • Evaluate and update design requirements for future projects.
  • Design and execute projects across multiple media platforms.

Common Career Paths for Interactive Designer


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For Interactive Designers, advancing into a Senior Web Designer role, for which the median salary is $64K, is not common but it does happen.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Survey results imply that Interactive Designers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 9 percent. Adobe After Effects, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Interactive Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 26 percent. Interactive Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+7 percent). In Seattle, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Minneapolis (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 9%


up arrow 5%

User Interface Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Web Design
0%

National Average
$55,000

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%