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Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salary

Experienced Senior User Experience Designers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $108K per year on average. In the world of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $39K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $81K and $148K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,754 - $134,744
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $108,209
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$48.25 - $102.56
(Median)
$48
$66
$100
MEDIAN: $66.00
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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
$79,754 - $134,744  
   
Bonus
$302.01 - $19,947  
Profit Sharing
$515 - $38,783  
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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$81,265 - $147,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 300
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.25 - $102.56  
   
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.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$302.01 - $19,947  
   
Profit Sharing
$515 - $38,783  
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).
)
$81,265 - $147,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Pay Difference by Location


Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco — each tucked away in California — boast salaries above the national rate for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers, making this state top of the list for those looking to make even more money in this profession. Location significantly influences compensation, with Austin Experienced Senior User Experience Designers earning much less — 26 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (21 percent lower) and Chicago (17 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

User Interface Design
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Interaction Design
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User Research
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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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Graphic Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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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 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%