Usability Specialist Salary

A Usability Specialist earns an average salary of $71,312 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$51,968 - $112,500
MEDIAN: $71,312

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$51,861 - $116,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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Job Description for Usability Specialist

Usability specialists are generally responsible for planing and creating product workflow maps to ensure smooth practices within the organization, as well as participating in usability testing of new and implemented user experiences. They must evaluate performance concerns by analyzing users' needs, and based on these analyses and research the specialist can help influence improved workflows and user interfaces in web designs and applications. They may also take data from individuals outside of an organization (the general public) to ensure that program usability is smooth for the public as well as direct users.


Usability Specialist Tasks

  • Demonstrate facility with appropriate computer languages and design applications.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to derive design specifications.
  • Design web sites and electronic documents to enhance user experience and content understanding.
  • Document and update usability guidelines.

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Experience Affects Usability Specialist Salaries

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Skills That Affect Usability Specialist Salaries

Usability Testing
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User Research
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User Interface Design
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.


47 %
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 11%