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 ($105K). Cash earnings for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $82K to approximately $149K. The majority of Experienced Senior User Experience Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced Senior User Experience Designers making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$80,119 - $135,895
(Median)
$80K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $105,161
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$48.40 - $101.37
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$48
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MEDIAN: $65.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$80,119 - $135,895  
   
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,727  
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $39,034  
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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$81,815 - $149,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 453
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$48.40 - $101.37  
   
Overtime
$51.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,030 - $19,727  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,021 - $39,034  
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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$81,815 - $149,431  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $110,840

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With a pay rate for Experienced Senior User Experience Designers that is 25 percent greater than the national average, San Jose 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 (+23 percent), New York (+8 percent), Boston (+3 percent), and Los Angeles (+3 percent). Place of residence plays a huge part in a Senior User Experience Designer's salary, with Austin Experienced Senior User Experience Designers earning salaries that are 21 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Chicago (16 percent less) and Washington (11 percent less).

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Skills That Affect Senior User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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User Research
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User Interface Design
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Information Architecture
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Usability Testing
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National Average
$111,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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