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Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, yearly average wages total $68K annually. In the world of Entry-Level User Experience Designers, overall income ranges from $44K near the bottom to $100K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $5K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location 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 Entry-Level User Experience Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,342 - $95,649
(Median)
$44K
$68K
$96K
MEDIAN: $67,828
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$17.19 - $54.90
(Median)
$17
$29
$55
MEDIAN: $29.00
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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
$44,342 - $95,649  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,992  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,139  
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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$43,814 - $99,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,533
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$17.19 - $54.90  
   
Overtime
$22.76 - $57.92  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,992  
   
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,139  
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).
)
$43,814 - $99,637  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Popular Employer Salaries for Entry-Level User Experience Designer


With a median salary of $104K, Microsoft Corp offers Entry-Level User Experience Designers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $68K and are capped at $119K.

Employees at International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. take home the smallest paychecks, and $77K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $64K and quickly nearing the top at only $94K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, Mountain View, San Jose, and San Francisco, three California cities, are home to the highest salaries in the United States, all offering a rate above the national average. Trailing the national average by 17 percent, San Diego is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Portland and 13 percent less in Atlanta, 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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salaries

JavaScript
up arrow 11%

Interaction Design
up arrow 3%

Interaction Design, IT Applications
up arrow 3%

User Research
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$68,000

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Information Architecture
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Design
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 250 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 10%