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.

$48,513 - $103,240
$49K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,053
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$15.85 - $59.67
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MEDIAN: $34.81
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$0$109K
Salary $48,513 - $103,240
Bonus $486.94 - $11,056
Profit Sharing $484.79 - $10,304
Total Pay (?
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$47,377 - $109,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,659
Hourly Data $0$67
Hourly Rate $15.85 - $59.67
Overtime $23.01 - $67.33
Annual Data $0$109K
Bonus $486.94 - $11,056
Profit Sharing $484.79 - $10,304
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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$47,377 - $109,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 215

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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

  • Collaborate with other designers, clients, executives, engineers, and product managers to find solutions that improve user experience.
  • Create prototypes and perform user testing to guide each iteration of the design.
  • Present design concepts and deliverables that meet business and/or client 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: $72,923

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User Experience Designer Reviews

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

User Experience Designer in Troy:
"A very good place to work at."
Pros: Work Flexibility, Low Stress levels, co operative.
Cons:

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 New York:
"Ok."
Pros: Being a part of the process of bringing ideas to life. I love thinking about how what I'm doing is hopefully going to make someone somewhere much happier (or at least much less frustrated). Work culture is awesome. I meet really cool people.
Cons: Process and lack there of. I dislike working with clients and stakeholders who have a different vision that I don't agree with. I dislike presenting.

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.

User Experience Designer in Fresno:
"Exciting."
Pros: Challenging New growing field.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for User Experience Designer

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects User Experience Designer Salaries

▲33%

▲27%

▲14%

National Average
$73,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 251 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 14%
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