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Usability Specialist Salary (United States)

A Usability Specialist earns an average salary of $72,265 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are User Research and User Interface Design.
Usability Specialist Salary (?
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$49,381 - $103,638
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $72,265
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Usability Specialist Salary (?
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$15.21 - $83.84
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,381 - $103,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,732  
Profit Sharing
$545 - $4,000  
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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$49,807 - $111,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $83.84  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,732  
   
Profit Sharing
$545 - $4,000  
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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$49,807 - $111,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Job Description for Usability Specialist

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$75,000

Skills That Affect Usability Specialist Salaries

User Interface Design
up arrow 11%
National Average
$75,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%