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Interactive Designer Salary (United States)

Interactive Designers in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. Final cash compensation to Interactive Designers varies from around $36K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $12K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Interactive Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 56 percent of the field. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Interactive Designer Salary (?
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$35,795 - $75,936
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MEDIAN: $51,918
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Interactive Designer Salary (?
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$15.89 - $60.40
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,795 - $75,936  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,218  
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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$35,999 - $79,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 373
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$15.89 - $60.40  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $12,218  
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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$35,999 - $79,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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
  • 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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Most Interactive Designers do not go on to assume a Senior Web Designer role (where median pay is $64K) but some have been known to make the move.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer

Interactive Designers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, Adobe Illustrator, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Graphic Design. Those educated in Adobe Photoshop tend to be well versed in Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$55,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Interactive Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 29 percent above the national average. Interactive Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+25 percent), Boston (+18 percent), Austin (+12 percent), and Philadelphia (+8 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Los Angeles and Atlanta (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries

National Average
$55,000

Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
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User Interface Design
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$55,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
44%
female alumni
 
Male
56%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
0%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 10%