User Experience Architect Salary

User Experience Architects in the United States can expect wages of $88K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of User Experience Architects spread between $57K and $133K depending on individual performance. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for User Experience Architects, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. User Experience Architects who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a fair number collect vision insurance.

$58,361 - $125,609
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$58K
$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,850
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$15.08 - $64.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,361 - $125,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,387  
Profit Sharing
$989 - $10,000  
Total Pay (?
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$56,719 - $133,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 208
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.08 - $64.01  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $82.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,387  
   
Profit Sharing
$989 - $10,000  
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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$56,719 - $133,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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


User Experience Architects report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Usability Testing, and User Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Information Architecture tend to be well versed in Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Architect

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of User Experience Architects. The average inexperienced worker earns $71K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $95K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $104K. User Experience Architects who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $158K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for User Experience Architects, 30 percent higher than the national average. User Experience Architects will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+15 percent) and Seattle (+6 percent). Chicago ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 7 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects User Experience Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 76%



National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect User Experience Architect Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 17%

Information Architecture
up arrow 4%

Usability Testing
up arrow 3%

User Research
up arrow 2%

National Average
$90,000

User Interface Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 9%
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