User Experience Designer Salary

A User Experience Designer earns an average salary of $71,748 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$47,018 - $101,286
$47K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,748
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50%
90%

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$15.83 - $62.13
$16
$35
$62
MEDIAN: $35.39
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,018 - $101,286  
   
Bonus
$501 - $11,620  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,688  
Total Pay (?
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$46,499 - $108,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,871
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $62.13  
   
Overtime
$22.81 - $66.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$501 - $11,620  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,688  
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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$46,499 - $108,553  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 237

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Job Description for User Experience Designer

The user experience designer creates designs for end users that are attractive and functional; they need to make unified designs that are accessible to the target population. In addition, these designers are in charge of the design process from the mockup stage to the final product, whether it is a poster or a software application. Industrial design concepts are needed to create prototypes and simple, clean designs.

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User Experience Designer Tasks

  • Present design concepts and deliverables that meet business requirements.

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Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designer

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 1,610 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 548 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 257 salaries. A User Experience Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,753

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User Experience Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an User Experience Designer?

User Experience Designer in Seattle:
Pros: I like working in a multidisciplinary environment where I have the opportunity to be involved with strategic planning. I have a very good relationship with my manager and she is a great mentor. I also have gotten a lot of exposure throughout the company because I have been involved with many teams.
Cons: I don't have very much work flexibility, I have a finite amount of paid time off and the option to work from home once a month. I have also been given a very heavy workload as a junior level associate early on in my time at the company so far. It has been very high stress and we are generally understaffed and there is a very slow a bureaucratic hiring process.

User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City:
"It's A Good Gig."
Pros: Flexibility with working hours and location, the ability to take ownership of problems, opportunities for growth, great manager.
Cons: Upper management can be heavy handed, chaotic working environment, poor communication.

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Key Stats for User Experience Designer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects User Experience Designer Salaries

▲33%

▲27%

▲14%

National Average
$73,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 238 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 13%