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Interactive Designer Salary

Interactive Designers in the United States can expect wages of $53K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Interactive Designers bottoms out near $37K and approaches $82K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $12K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Men make up a slight majority of Interactive Designers (54 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,239 - $77,093
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,094
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50%
90%

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$17.25 - $67.50
(Median)
$17
$27
$68
MEDIAN: $26.00
10%
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
$36,239 - $77,093  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,652  
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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$36,588 - $81,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 379
National Hourly Rate 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$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$17.25 - $67.50  
   
Overtime
$26.85 - $45.00  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,652  
   
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).
)
$36,588 - $81,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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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It is somewhat unusual to come across Interactive Designers who move on to become Senior Web Designers, but it does happen from time to time, and the median salary for that position sits slightly higher at $64K.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Interactive Designers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 9 percent. Those listing Adobe After Effects as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location


For Interactive Designers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 35 percent greater than the national average. Interactive Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+24 percent), Boston (+17 percent), Austin (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Seattle is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Minneapolis and 5 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 9%


User Interface Design
up arrow 4%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

National Average
$55,000

Web Design
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe After Effects
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 10%
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