Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level User Experience Designers lies in the neighborhood of $68K per year. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level User Experience Designers bottoms out near $44K and approaches $99K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Male Entry-Level User Experience Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,417 - $93,993
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$44K
$68K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,555
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$17.66 - $55.32
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,417 - $93,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$119.20 - $6,999  
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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$44,201 - $99,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$17.66 - $55.32  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $64.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$119.20 - $6,999  
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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$44,201 - $99,007  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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Popular Employer Salaries for User Experience Designer


Entry-Level User Experience Designers flock to Microsoft Corp for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $95K lead the pack in compensation; however, Microsoft Corp also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $68K at one end to $131K at the other end.

Offering a median salary of only $59K, Sapient Corporation gives out the smallest paychecks. Furthermore, the earnings range of $53K to $99K isn't that wide, either.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,414

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

With a pay rate for Entry-Level User Experience Designers that is 32 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+31 percent), New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). In Atlanta, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (14 percent lower) and San Diego (11 percent lower).

User Experience Designer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

User Experience Designer in Raleigh:
"Stop doing... Start listening."
Listen more than you talk. I am amazed at the number of times I see people completely miss the point someone is trying to make because they are trying harder to make their own point. If you are in the UX business you have to gather told of information and really understand that information so you can make clear decisions that will influence the way people interact with your products.

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Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

End User Requirements Research
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Interaction Design, IT Applications
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User Research
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Interaction Design
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Usability Testing
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User Interface Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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$68,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Information Architecture
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 269 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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