Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level User Experience Designers is around $67K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level User Experience Designers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $99K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. 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. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,079 - $94,465

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$17.13 - $54.69

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$44,079 - $94,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,065  
Profit Sharing
$287.52 - $5,077  
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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$43,621 - $98,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,821
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.13 - $54.69  
   
Overtime
$23.60 - $57.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,065  
   
Profit Sharing
$287.52 - $5,077  
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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$43,621 - $98,997  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level User Experience Designer


Although Microsoft Corp boasts the highest average salary in town at $95K, employee compensation still varies greatly — workers can make as little as $68K or as much as $119K.

With a median salary of $78K, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. provides Entry-Level User Experience Designers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $97K, limiting employee salary growth.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, top-notch salaries can be found in California: Mountain View, San Jose, and San Francisco offer exceptional salaries — better than the national average for those in this field and higher than any other city in the United States. Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 15 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in San Diego (13 percent lower) and Atlanta (12 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 Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salaries


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

National Average
$68,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Information Architecture
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Design
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HTML
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Adobe Illustrator
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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