The average pay for a Senior User Experience Designer is $97,196 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Information Architecture is associated with high pay for this job.
Senior User Experience Designer Total Pay (?
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$67,668 - $126,542
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MEDIAN: $97,196
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Senior User Experience Designer Total Pay (?
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$39.59 - $98.63
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MEDIAN: $59.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,668 - $126,542  
   
Bonus
$5.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $39,453  
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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$69,978 - $136,725  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$39.59 - $98.63  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $95.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$5.00 - $14,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $39,453  
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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$69,978 - $136,725  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 261
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Job Description for Senior User Experience Designer
A senior user experience designer is a team leader who works with designers, product engineers, and product managers to create a friendly and intuitive user experience architecture. The senior user experience designer starts with a solid understanding of human cognitive science; by understanding how human beings think and operate, the designer can determine the broad framework for how the user experience should be for the company's product. These senior professionals work with the design team to create wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to demonstrate interaction and design concepts. Senior designers then help implement the interaction and design concepts into the company product by working alongside the product engineers. Finally, the senior user experience designer works with product managers to continually pursue customer satisfaction with usability studies and testing.
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Senior User Experience Designer Tasks
  • Develop example high-level requirements, conceptual diagrams, and visual interface designs.
  • Create key design deliverables specific to each product, such as scenarios and use-cases.
  • Create user-focused designs informed by market analysis, customer feedback and requirements, and user research analytics.
  • Design mock-ups and click-through prototypes as necessary for each product.
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Pay Difference By Location
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Seattle
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$101,000
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Experience Affects Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

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$101,000
Late-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Graphic Design
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User Interface Design
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Interaction Design
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National Average
$101,000
HTML
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 5%
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