User Experience Architect Salary

Pay for User Experience Architects in the United States sits in the ballpark of $84K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as User Experience Architects who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most User Experience Architects. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and more than half get vision coverage.

$53,886 - $121,246
$54K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,306
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$24.24 - $77.73
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$78
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,886 - $121,246  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $12,153  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$54,727 - $124,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 113
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $77.73  
   
Overtime
$53.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$200.00 - $12,153  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$54,727 - $124,733  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

  • Conduct research including surveys, contextual interviews, user persona development, and usability studies to understand the user experience idealized by the client.
  • Envision and design the user experience from onboarding, error correction, and to completion.
  • Design and present user experience documentation including wireframes, mockups, flows, conceptual diagrams, task flows, and/or site maps to 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, facility with Interaction Design and User Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 66 percent and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like User Experience Design and Usability Testing. Those educated in Information Architecture tend to be well versed in Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Architect

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced User Experience Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 37 salaries. A User Experience Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $158,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $85,850

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for User Experience Architects, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. User Experience Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Midwestern cities Cincinnati, Detroit, and Chicago are less-than-lucrative areas for User Experience Architects, where pay is not only lower than the national average but also represents the three lowest-paid areas in the country. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Detroit and 7 percent less in Chicago, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Key Stats for User Experience Architect

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects User Experience Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲84%

▲30%

▲2%

National Average
$86,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect User Experience Architect Salaries

Interaction Design
▲66%


National Average
$86,000



Usability Testing
▼3%

User Experience (UX) Design
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%
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