Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salary

Average pay for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($108K). With some bonuses approaching $20K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $26K, overall incomes of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers spread between $81K and $149K depending on individual performance. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Senior User Experience Designers. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Senior User Experience Designers making up 59 percent of survey respondents. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,216 - $137,073
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,637
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$48.48 - $101.74
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,216 - $137,073  
   
Bonus
$309.97 - $19,979  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $25,760  
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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$80,630 - $149,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 346
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$48.48 - $101.74  
   
Overtime
$48.88 - $64.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$309.97 - $19,979  
   
Profit Sharing
$970 - $25,760  
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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$80,630 - $149,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Pay Difference by Location


California cities Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco are lucrative areas for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers, where pay is not only higher than the national average but also represents the three highest-paid areas in the country. The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Philadelphia (23 percent lower and 21 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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User Research
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User Interface Design
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National Average
$114,000

Usability Testing
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Information Architecture
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User Interface
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End User Requirements Research
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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JavaScript
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%
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