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Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salary

Experienced Senior User Experience Designers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($114K) annually. Total cash earnings of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers range from $81K on the low end to $148K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $39K, respectively. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers (63 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$79,599 - $135,185
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $107,927
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50%
90%

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$46.37 - $96.96
(Median)
$46
$65
$97
MEDIAN: $64.00
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90%

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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
$79,599 - $135,185  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $19,787  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $39,453  
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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$81,140 - $147,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 240
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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$46.37 - $96.96  
   
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$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $19,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $39,453  
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).
)
$81,140 - $147,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced Senior User Experience Designers, Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. Compared to the national average, Austin Experienced Senior User Experience Designers have considerably lower salaries, 28 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Philadelphia and Washington (21 percent lower and 16 percent lower, respectively).

Skills That Affect Experienced Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

User Research
up arrow 4%

User Interface Design
up arrow 2%

Interaction Design
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National Average
$114,000

Usability Testing
up arrow 1%

Information Architecture
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 6%

Graphic Design
up arrow 8%

HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%