Interactive Designer Salary
Interactive Designers in the United States take home approximately $58K per year on average. Location 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 51 percent of survey respondents. The majority of Interactive Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$37,252 - $82,630|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $6,000|
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|$37,437 - $85,672|
|Hourly Rate||$16.22 - $49.32|
|Overtime||$0.00 - $38.90|
|Bonus||$300.00 - $6,000|
|Total Pay (||$37,437 - $85,672|
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.Read More...
Interactive designers typically work in an office environment during regular business hours, although some consultation and home office work may be needed. Overtime may be required when a project deadline or upcoming website launch date is close. Interactive designers must work closely with a company’s other technical departments to ensure accessibility to customer record or other data required for a functioning website. They must also work with management to determine the general direction and theme of the website and act on feedback for the design.
The requirements for interactive designers typically include a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts, web design, marketing, fine arts, or a related field. Demonstrable experience in HTML and CSS, as well as the specific design tools of the company, is also required.
Interactive Designer Tasks
- Design and execute projects across multiple media platforms.
- Evaluate and update design requirements for future projects.
- Collaborate with the design team to develop concepts.
Common Career Paths for Interactive Designer
Though some Interactive Designers move into positions like Senior User Experience Designer (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. The most common promotion for Interactive Designers is Senior Web Designer, a position that typically pays $65K annually. Another standard transition for Interactive Designers seeking advancement is to assume an Art Director role, where pay is often $56K.
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Pay Difference by Location
Home to some of the best pay for Interactive Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 57 percent above the national average. Interactive Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+24 percent), Portland (+20 percent), and Boston (+17 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in an Interactive Designer's salary, with Atlanta Interactive Designers earning salaries that are 31 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Philadelphia and 18 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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