The average salary for a Usability Specialist is $75,394 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$46,369 - $104,228
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$46,369 - $104,228  
   
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,392  
Total Pay (?
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$45,302 - $104,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$31.00  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,546 - $19,392  
   
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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$45,302 - $104,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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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.

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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

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Usability Specialist Salaries

National Average
$75,000


User Interface Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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