Average Entry-Level User Experience Designers make around $68K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level User Experience Designers stretch from $44K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. The company and the particular city 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. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. Most Entry-Level User Experience Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,175 - $92,676
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,056
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.96 - $55.37
(Median)
$15
$32
$55
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,175 - $92,676  
   
Bonus
$275.00 - $9,976  
Profit Sharing
$582 - $4,685  
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).
)
$44,426 - $98,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $55.37  
   
Overtime
$22.31 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$275.00 - $9,976  
   
Profit Sharing
$582 - $4,685  
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).
)
$44,426 - $98,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 200
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

User Experience Designer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for User Experience Designer


Entry-Level User Experience Designers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Sapient Corporation, and SAP America, Inc. The biggest paychecks can be found at SAP America, Inc. — the median salary there is $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,956

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level User Experience Designers, 28 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+27 percent), Washington (+10 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Seattle (+7 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Atlanta and 11 percent less in Minneapolis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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.

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

User Research
up arrow 4%

Interaction Design
up arrow 2%

Usability Testing
up arrow 2%

User Experience (UX) Design
up arrow 2%

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

National Average
$69,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Information Architecture
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 3%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 192 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
ADVERTISEMENT