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.

$37,252 - $82,630
$37K
$58K
$83K
MEDIAN: $57,824
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$16.22 - $49.32
$16
$21
$49
MEDIAN: $21.26
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$0$85K
Salary $37,252 - $82,630
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
Total Pay (?
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$37,437 - $85,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $16.22 - $49.32
Overtime $0.00 - $38.90
Annual Data $0$85K
Bonus $300.00 - $6,000
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$37,437 - $85,672
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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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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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Interactive Designers report using a large range of skills 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 4 percent and 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Web Design, HTML, and User Interface Design. For most people, competency in Adobe Photoshop indicates knowledge of Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $57,995

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Interactive Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Interactive Designer?

Interactive Designer in Salt Lake City:
"Challenging yet rewarding."
Pros: Freedom to innovate and experiment.
Cons: Hectic hours when we have a lot of clients.

Interactive Designer in Memphis:
"Stressful."
Pros: Creativity, expanding my skills and knowledge.
Cons: Stress, non-creative projects.

Interactive Designer in Minneapolis:
Pros: Challenging, exciting, room to move up.
Cons: Corporate atmosphere, projects can be stagnant.

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Key Stats for Interactive Designer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$58,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
▲6%

Design
▲4%

Interaction Design
▲4%

Web Development
▲3%

Adobe InDesign
▲2%

National Average
$58,000



Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
▼4%

Adobe After Effects
▼4%




▼9%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 13%
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