Interactive Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $55K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men working as Interactive Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,561 - $81,586
(Median)
$38K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,206
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$17.00 - $55.00
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$17
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$55
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,561 - $81,586  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $7,928  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$37,921 - $85,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 229
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $55.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$197.27 - $7,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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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$37,921 - $85,346  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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Interactive Designers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior User Experience Designer, where median compensation is $103K annually. An Interactive Designer often moves on to become a Senior Web Designer or an Art Director.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Interactive Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Interaction Design, Design, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Design, HTML, and Graphic Design. Most people who know Adobe Photoshop also know Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,980

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Interactive Designers, 59 percent above the national average. Interactive Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+47 percent), Portland (+40 percent), Boston (+34 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. Employers in Minneapolis and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 10%

Interaction Design
up arrow 8%

Design
up arrow 7%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 5%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

User Experience (UX) Design
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

User Interface Design
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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