Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Entry-Level User Experience Designers take home approximately $68K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level User Experience Designers approaches anywhere from $44K on the lower end to $99K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $10K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men working as Entry-Level User Experience Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 52 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,417 - $93,993
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,555
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$17.66 - $55.32
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$18
$30
$55
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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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 $131K.

Bringing up the rear, Sapient Corporation's median pay of $59K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $99K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,414

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

San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level User Experience Designers, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level User Experience Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), New York (+11 percent), Seattle (+6 percent), and Washington (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Atlanta, 14 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (14 percent less) and San Diego (11 percent less).

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)
0%

National Average
$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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