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Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level User Experience Designers lies in the neighborhood of $68K annually. Total incomes of Entry-Level User Experience Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $43K and $100K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level User Experience Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Men make up a slight majority of Entry-Level User Experience Designers (55 percent) who responded to the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$44,090 - $95,241
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$95K
MEDIAN: $67,622
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90%

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$17.36 - $53.92
(Median)
$17
$27
$54
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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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
$44,090 - $95,241  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,004  
Profit Sharing
$293.12 - $6,787  
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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$43,359 - $99,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,296
National Hourly Rate 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$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $53.92  
   
Overtime
$20.55 - $57.48  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,004  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.12 - $6,787  
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).
)
$43,359 - $99,540  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 163
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level User Experience Designer


Although the highest salaries can be found at Microsoft Corp where median pay is $104K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $68K and $119K.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $78K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $95K and scope of pay is rather limited.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, San Jose, Mountain View, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Atlanta (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Skills That Affect Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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Interaction Design, IT Applications
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User Research
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$68,000

User Interface Design
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Adobe Photoshop
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Information Architecture
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Design
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HTML
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Web Development
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Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 233 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 9%