Average pay for a Experienced Senior User Experience Designer is considerable, rounding six figures at $105K per year. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers stretch from $83K on the lower end to $155K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $50K from profit sharing. The majority of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 55 percent of the field. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$80,858 - $140,585
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$81K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $104,741
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$49.32 - $106.65
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$49
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MEDIAN: $72.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$80,858 - $140,585  
   
Bonus
$2,500 - $20,064  
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $50,335  
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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$82,808 - $155,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 343
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.32 - $106.65  
   
Overtime
$90.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$2,500 - $20,064  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,490 - $50,335  
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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$82,808 - $155,382  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $111,491

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With a pay rate for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers that is 38 percent greater than the national average, Mountain View offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Senior User Experience Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+29 percent), Pleasanton (+28 percent), San Jose (+23 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (8 percent lower) and Washington (6 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Information Architecture
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Usability Testing
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User Interface Design
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Interaction Design
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User Experience (UX) Design
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National Average
$111,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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