Interactive Designer Salary

Average Interactive Designers in the United States make around $54K per year. Total cash compensation to Interactive Designers bottoms out near $37K and approaches $83K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Interactive Designers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. Most Interactive Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,478 - $77,740
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,805
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$18.28 - $77.28
(Median)
$18
$27
$77
MEDIAN: $27.00
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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
$36,478 - $77,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,475  
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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$37,090 - $82,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 390
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.28 - $77.28  
   
Overtime
$26.73 - $44.22  
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 - $7,475  
   
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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$37,090 - $82,931  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35
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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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Many Interactive Designers advance into a slightly higher-paying Senior Web Designer position. Average compensation for Senior Web Designers is $64K.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Interactive Designers report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Adobe After Effects, Cascading Style Sheets, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 14 percent. Adobe InDesign, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Adobe Photoshop also know Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Interactive Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Interactive Designers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), Portland (+20 percent), Boston (+16 percent), and Atlanta (+15 percent). Seattle is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Denver and 4 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 14%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 7%


HTML
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 3%

User Interface Design
up arrow 2%

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 97 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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