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Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

The average Entry-Level User Experience Designer can expect to rake in roughly $68K per year. Total incomes of Entry-Level User Experience Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $5K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $44K and $99K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. 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 53 percent of the field. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level User Experience Designers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,287 - $95,281
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,664
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$17.26 - $54.66
(Median)
$17
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary 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$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$44,287 - $95,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
Profit Sharing
$290.21 - $5,152  
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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$43,887 - $99,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,612
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.26 - $54.66  
   
Overtime
$23.77 - $59.28  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.21 - $5,152  
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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$43,887 - $99,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level User Experience Designer


Microsoft Corp offers the best pay with a median salary of $97K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $68K and maxing out at just $118K.

The lowest salaries can be found at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. — median pay is $77K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $64K and only reaching $98K.

Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level User Experience Designers in Mountain View, San Jose, and San Francisco — the highest-paid cities for Entry-Level User Experience Designers in California and the United States — enjoy a very comfortable lifestyle with compensation above the national average. Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 17 percent. Workers in San Diego and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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 Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salaries

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 5%

Interaction Design, IT Applications
up arrow 3%

Interaction Design
up arrow 2%

User Research
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Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$68,000

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

Information Architecture
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%
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