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Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salary

Wages for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($108K) per year. Total cash compensation to Experienced Senior User Experience Designers bottoms out near $81K and approaches $148K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $20K from bonuses and almost $33K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers is high. Men working as Experienced Senior User Experience Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$79,353 - $134,992
(Median)
$79K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $107,909
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$48.37 - $102.13
(Median)
$48
$66
$100
MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$79,353 - $134,992  
   
Bonus
$305.79 - $19,989  
Profit Sharing
$750 - $32,500  
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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$80,812 - $148,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.37 - $102.13  
   
Overtime
$48.88 - $64.64  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$305.79 - $19,989  
   
Profit Sharing
$750 - $32,500  
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).
)
$80,812 - $148,468  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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Pay Difference by Location


Experienced Senior User Experience Designers in Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco — all located in California — not only make more than the national average for those in this profession but represent the highest-paid cities in the country for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers. One of the biggest compensable factors for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers is geography, with workers in Austin earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Workers in Salt Lake City and Philadelphia earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (23 percent less and 21 percent less, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 3%

User Research
up arrow 2%

End User Requirements Research
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User Interface Design
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National Average
$114,000

Information Architecture
up arrow 1%

Usability Testing
up arrow 2%

User Interface
up arrow 4%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 7%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

Web Design
up arrow 8%

HTML
up arrow 10%

JavaScript
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%
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