Entry-Level User Experience Designer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level User Experience Designers lies in the neighborhood of $68K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level User Experience Designers — including $10K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $44K to $99K depending on individual performance. Geography 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. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$45,187 - $93,082
$45K
$68K
$93K
MEDIAN: $67,974
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$15.16 - $53.76
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$32
$54
MEDIAN: $32.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$45,187 - $93,082  
   
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,077  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $5,068  
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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$44,291 - $98,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $53.76  
   
Overtime
$22.31 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$400.00 - $10,077  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $5,068  
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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$44,291 - $98,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 184

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Leading companies who hire large numbers of Entry-Level User Experience Designers include International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Sapient Corporation, and SAP America, Inc. Heading up the field in terms of compensation, SAP America, Inc. offers the most; Entry-Level User Experience Designers earn $100K on average there.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $68,824

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level User Experience Designers, 29 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level User Experience Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Jose (+26 percent), Washington (+10 percent), New York (+7 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). For Entry-Level User Experience Designers, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Minneapolis, small cities with fewer than a million people, are home to the lowest salaries in the United States, all claiming a rate below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Minneapolis (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
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 172 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 13%