Interactive Designer Salary

Interactive Designers in the United States can expect wages of $54K per year on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $12K, respectively — total cash payment to Interactive Designers can bottom out near $37K or peak near $83K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience 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. Most Interactive Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Interactive Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 55 percent of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,583 - $77,805
(Median)
$37K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,681
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50%
90%

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$18.34 - $76.60
(Median)
$18
$29
$77
MEDIAN: $29.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,583 - $77,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,400  
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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$37,229 - $82,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 388
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.34 - $76.60  
   
Overtime
$26.52 - $37.50  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,450  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,400  
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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$37,229 - $82,667  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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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A lot of Interactive Designers move on to become Senior Web Designers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $64K on average.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Interactive Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, Design, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 14 percent. Adobe InDesign, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Interactive Designers, 30 percent above the national average. Interactive Designers will also find cushy salaries in Portland (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Minneapolis (5 percent lower and 4 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 14%


Design
up arrow 7%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

User Interface Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$56,000

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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