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User Experience Architect Salary

User Experience Architects in the United States take home approximately $87K annually on average. Total incomes of User Experience Architects incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $54K and $133K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. User Experience Architects who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 60 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most User Experience Architects. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a strong majority have vision insurance, as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$55,829 - $124,255
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $86,525
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$15.00 - $64.29
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MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,829 - $124,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,693  
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,101  
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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$54,362 - $132,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $64.29  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $82.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,693  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,014 - $10,101  
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).
)
$54,362 - $132,568  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for User Experience Architect

User experience (UX) architects are in charge of designing user experience interfaces based on project requirements for their company. They are responsible for creating effecting user interfaces in software, as well as gathering application requirements and documenting business needs. User experience architects conduct user research by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data. In addition, they leverage results of this data to inform design decisions. The user experience architect's main duties also include creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes based in scalability requirements, as well as creating websites, custom applications, and other interfaces that are easy to use. They utilize their project management skills to follow up on user experience issues, and modify design features to accommodate a wide range of end users.

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User Experience Architect Tasks

  • Design and present user experience documentation including wireframes, mockups, flows, conceptual diagrams, task flows, and/or site maps to client.
  • Envision and design the user experience from onboarding, error correction, and to completion.
  • Conduct research including surveys, contextual interviews, user persona development, and usability studies to understand the user experience idealized by the client.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Architect


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Usability Testing, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 10 percent. Those proficient in Information Architecture are, more often than not, also skilled in Usability Testing.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for User Experience Architects, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 26 percent above the national average. User Experience Architects will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+7 percent) and New York (+7 percent). The lowest-paying market is Chicago, which sits 3 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects User Experience Architect Salaries



National Average
$89,000


Skills That Affect User Experience Architect Salaries

Interaction Design
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User Interface Design
up arrow 3%

User Research
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National Average
$89,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 9%