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User Experience Architect Salary

User Experience Architects in the United States take home approximately $87K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for User Experience Architects stretch from $55K on the lower end to $134K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of User Experience Architects (61 percent) survey respondents.

$56,392 - $125,809
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$56K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,456
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$15.03 - $64.20
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$41
$64
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,392 - $125,809  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,315  
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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$55,456 - $134,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 200
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $64.20  
   
Overtime
$15.21 - $82.85  
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 - $12,315  
   
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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$55,456 - $134,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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 Research are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. It is often found that people who know Information Architecture are also skilled in Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Architect

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $70K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $94K on average. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $103K. User Experience Architects who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $158K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, User Experience Architects in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. User Experience Architects will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+14 percent) and Seattle (+6 percent). Falling short of the national average by 7 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Chicago.

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Experience Affects User Experience Architect Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 77%



National Average
$90,000


Skills That Affect User Experience Architect Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 17%


Usability Testing
up arrow 4%

User Research
up arrow 2%

User Interface Design
0%

National Average
$90,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 9%
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