Experienced User Experience Designer Salary

Experienced User Experience Designers take home an average $92K annually. Cash earnings for Experienced User Experience Designers — which occasionally include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $39K from profit sharing — stretch from around $66K to approximately $153K. Most Experienced User Experience Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The majority of Experienced User Experience Designers (66 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$63,339 - $131,556
(Median)
$63K
$92K
$130K
MEDIAN: $92,230
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$27.81 - $101.01
(Median)
$28
$58
$100
MEDIAN: $58.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$63,339 - $131,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
Profit Sharing
$1,963 - $39,453  
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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$65,936 - $153,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 399
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.81 - $101.01  
   
Overtime
$38.58  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,820  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,963 - $39,453  
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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$65,936 - $153,479  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $97,068

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For those looking to make money, Experienced User Experience Designers in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Experienced User Experience Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+33 percent), New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 17 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Austin. Employers in Philadelphia and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
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Usability Testing
up arrow 3%

User Interface Design
up arrow 1%

User Research
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National Average
$97,000

Information Architecture
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Interaction Design, IT Applications
up arrow 3%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 4%

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 4%

Software Knowledge
up arrow 6%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 7%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 7%

Web Design
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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