Experienced User Experience Designers can expect wages of $92K per year on average. Cash earnings for Experienced User Experience Designers — which occasionally include more than $16K from bonuses and more than $14K from profit sharing — stretch from around $67K to approximately $144K. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Experienced User Experience Designers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. A large number have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. Most Experienced User Experience Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$64,636 - $128,963
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MEDIAN: $92,415
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$34.77 - $101.37
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MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$64,636 - $128,963  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $16,107  
Profit Sharing
$776 - $14,426  
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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$66,816 - $143,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$34.77 - $101.37  
   
Overtime
$39.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$1,026 - $16,107  
   
Profit Sharing
$776 - $14,426  
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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$66,816 - $143,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $95,946

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Home to some of the best pay for Experienced User Experience Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 35 percent above the national average. Experienced User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+34 percent), San Diego (+30 percent), New York (+23 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Denver Experienced User Experience Designers have considerably lower salaries, 22 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (20 percent lower) and Washington (16 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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User Experience (UX) Design
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Usability Testing
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User Research
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User Interface Design
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National Average
$96,000

Interaction Design, IT Applications
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End User Requirements Research
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Information Architecture
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Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Web Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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HTML
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Graphic Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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