Senior User Experience Designer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior User Experience Designer is $98,424 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Senior User Experience Designer Salary (?
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$71,673 - $128,517
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MEDIAN: $98,423
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Senior User Experience Designer Salary (?
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$40.41 - $89.20
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$71,673 - $128,517  
   
Bonus
$301.00 - $14,917  
Profit Sharing
$996 - $15,820  
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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$72,883 - $137,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 445
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$40.41 - $89.20  
   
Overtime
$38.78 - $86.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$301.00 - $14,917  
   
Profit Sharing
$996 - $15,820  
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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$72,883 - $137,793  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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Atlanta
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San Diego
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$102,000
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Experience Affects Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

National Average
$102,000

Skills That Affect Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

User Interface
up arrow 9%
End User Requirements Research
up arrow 3%
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%
Usability Testing
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Interaction Design
0%
National Average
$102,000
User Interface Design
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Information Architecture
up arrow 1%
Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%
Project Management
up arrow 8%
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JavaScript
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%