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Experienced User Experience Designer Salary

Median pay for Experienced User Experience Designers is around $93K per year. Total incomes of Experienced User Experience Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $30K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $67K and $148K. Most Experienced User Experience Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male Experienced User Experience Designers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 66 percent of professionals. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$64,825 - $131,297
(Median)
$65K
$93K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,933
10%
50%
90%

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$20.65 - $97.29
(Median)
$21
$51
$97
MEDIAN: $51.00
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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
$64,825 - $131,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,551  
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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$66,900 - $148,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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 - $19,551  
   
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).
)
$66,900 - $148,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Pay Difference by Location


For Experienced User Experience Designers, San Diego provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Experienced User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), New York (+18 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Boston (+5 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers in Austin and Dallas also lean toward paying below-median salaries (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Experienced User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 9%

User Research
up arrow 2%

Usability Testing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$98,000

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

Information Architecture
up arrow 3%

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 4%

Interaction Design, IT Applications
up arrow 5%

HTML
up arrow 5%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 6%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 6%

Web Design
up arrow 7%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 9%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

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