Earnings for User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills come in at around $69K annually on average. Cash earnings for User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $100K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills (57 percent) survey respondents. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$44,475 - $95,892
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$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $68,765
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$18.12 - $59.43
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,475 - $95,892  
   
Bonus
$145.44 - $10,078  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,757  
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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$44,499 - $100,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 487
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $59.43  
   
Overtime
$27.37 - $66.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$145.44 - $10,078  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,757  
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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$44,499 - $100,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $68K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $82K. On average, User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $80K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,617

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Minneapolis offers some of the highest pay in the country for User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills, 29 percent above the national average. User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+22 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Washington (+11 percent), and San Jose (+10 percent). User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills in Houston earn salaries far below the national average by 30 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (17 percent lower) and Los Angeles (13 percent lower).

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Experience Affects User Experience Designer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
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National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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