Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salary

On average, Experienced Senior User Experience Designers earn six-figure salaries ($105K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Experienced Senior User Experience Designers varies from around $82K to approximately $149K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $39K, respectively. Most Experienced Senior User Experience Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Experienced Senior User Experience Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 57 percent of the field. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$80,119 - $135,895
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $105,161
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$48.40 - $101.37
(Median)
$48
$66
$100
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,119 - $135,895  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $39,034  
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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$81,815 - $149,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.40 - $101.37  
   
Overtime
$51.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $39,034  
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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$81,815 - $149,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,840

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For Experienced Senior User Experience Designers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Senior User Experience Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+23 percent), New York (+8 percent), Boston (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 21 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Washington (16 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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User Research
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User Interface Design
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Information Architecture
0%

Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$111,000

End User Requirements Research
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User Interface
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User Experience (UX) Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Web Design
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Graphic Design
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HTML
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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JavaScript
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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