Interactive Designer Salary

The average Interactive Designer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $54K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. For the most part, Interactive Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men working as Interactive Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 56 percent. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,555 - $77,871

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$18.34 - $76.60

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,555 - $77,871  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,252  
Profit Sharing
$756 - $2,500  
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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$37,198 - $82,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,252  
   
Profit Sharing
$756 - $2,500  
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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$37,198 - $82,433  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Moving into a Senior Web Designer position seems to be a popular career progression. Median pay for this job is $64K annually.

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Popular Skills for Interactive Designer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Design, Cascading Style Sheets, and Adobe Illustrator are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Those listing Adobe InDesign as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people experienced in Adobe Photoshop also know Web Design and User Interface Design.

Pay Difference by Location


Interactive Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Interactive Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Portland (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). Seattle is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Denver (5 percent lower) and Minneapolis (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Interactive Designer Salaries



National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Interactive Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 10%

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 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 90 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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