Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level User Experience Designers come in at around $68K per year on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level User Experience Designers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $45K to approximately $99K. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level User Experience Designers (55 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$46,362 - $94,013
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$68K
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MEDIAN: $68,417
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$15.30 - $51.31
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$0$99K
Salary $46,362 - $94,013
Bonus $205.11 - $9,815
Profit Sharing $550 - $9,000
Total Pay (?
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$44,688 - $99,080
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,279
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.30 - $51.31
Overtime $22.40 - $60.82
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $205.11 - $9,815
Profit Sharing $550 - $9,000
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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$44,688 - $99,080
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 173

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level User Experience Designers include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Sapient Corporation, and SAP America, Inc. Those at SAP America, Inc. can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $100K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,167

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

Entry-Level User Experience Designers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 28 percent. Entry-Level User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+26 percent), Washington (+9 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and small cities are best to be avoided for those eager to increase earning potential. Pittsburgh, Denver, and Minneapolis — three cities with fewer than a million residents — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. Denver and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

User Experience Designer Advice

Q: 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.

Key Stats for User Experience Designer

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
81%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 186 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 14%
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