Median pay for Interactive Designers in the United States is around $55K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Interactive Designers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Interactive Designers.

$37,946 - $82,756
$38K
$55K
$83K
MEDIAN: $55,042
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50%
90%

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$16.89 - $55.37
$17
$22
$55
MEDIAN: $22.37
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,946 - $82,756  
   
Bonus
$201.34 - $7,757  
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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$38,203 - $86,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$16.89 - $55.37  
   
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
$201.34 - $7,757  
   
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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$38,203 - $86,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

  • 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


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There are some Interactive Designers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior User Experience Designers, where earnings are an average $103K annually. A more likely transition for Interactive Designers is Senior Web Designer or Art Director.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Interaction Design, Design, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include User Interface Design, Web Design, and HTML. It is often found that people who know Adobe Photoshop are also skilled in Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,467

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

For those looking to make money, Interactive Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 64 percent above the national average. Interactive Designers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+35 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and Portland (+24 percent). Interactive Designers in Atlanta earn salaries far below the national average by 28 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Minneapolis (16 percent lower and 14 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Interactive Designer

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
051
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 11%

Interaction Design
up arrow 9%

Design
up arrow 8%

Web Development
up arrow 8%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
0%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
0%

National Average
$55,000


User Experience (UX) Design
up arrow 3%


up arrow 6%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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