UX Researcher Salary

A UX Researcher earns an average salary of $77,061 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. A skill in User Experience (UX) Design is associated with high pay for this job. Experience strongly influences income for this job.

$53,419 - $126,184
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$77K
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MEDIAN: $77,061
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$23.31 - $67.45
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MEDIAN: $35.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,419 - $126,184  
   
Bonus
$1,021 - $15,319  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$53,572 - $132,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$23.31 - $67.45  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,021 - $15,319  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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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$53,572 - $132,202  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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Job Description for UX Researcher

  • Interact with clients to determine requirements and set expectations.
  • Analyze and report on user data to inform design and deployment.
  • Create user scenarios and stories to coordinate with other teams.
  • Design and lead user focus groups and data collection.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,599

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UX Researcher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an UX Researcher?

UX Researcher in Austin:
`"$You pave your way as a UX Researcher."`
Pros: Strategic impact on the product, understanding/advocating for user needs.
Cons: The field is up and coming, so I and most of my colleague user researchers were the first on our teams. More established in design agencies and companies like Google, Apple. Rest are catching up. Which means though our org understands they need to hire us to have a successful design org, they don't understand what the job entails. We don't get the resources considered standard in the practice. We also are less respected by execs, product managers who don't understand user research because they think it's as easy as just talking to customers.

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Key Stats for UX Researcher

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects UX Researcher Salaries

▲74%

▲33%

National Average
$77,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect UX Researcher Salaries

User Experience (UX) Design
▲14%

National Average
$77,000

Statistical Analysis
▼1%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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