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Experienced User Experience Designer Salary

Average pay for Experienced User Experience Designers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($94K). In the world of Experienced User Experience Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $30K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $68K and $148K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the majority of Experienced User Experience Designers (68 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$65,863 - $131,680
(Median)
$66K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,871
10%
50%
90%

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$20.65 - $97.29
(Median)
$21
$51
$97
MEDIAN: $51.00
10%
50%
90%

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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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$65,863 - $131,680  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,527  
Profit Sharing
$1,268 - $29,799  
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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$67,795 - $148,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate 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$70$140$210
Hourly Rate
$20.65 - $97.29  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $188.73  
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.
)
$0$140K$280K$420K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,527  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,268 - $29,799  
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).
)
$67,795 - $148,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced User Experience Designers that is 45 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+24 percent), New York (+16 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Boston (+3 percent). In Portland, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (10 percent lower) and Dallas (7 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Experienced User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 8%

User Research
up arrow 3%

Usability Testing
up arrow 3%

End User Requirements Research
0%

National Average
$100,000

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 5%

Information Architecture
up arrow 6%

Interaction Design, IT Applications
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 7%

HTML
up arrow 7%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 9%

Web Design
up arrow 10%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 12%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 13%