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User Experience Director Salary (United States)

The average pay for a User Experience Director is $126,986 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
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$87,509 - $162,661
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National Salary Data

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$87,509 - $162,661  
   
Bonus
$1,003 - $29,924  
Profit Sharing
$900 - $18,500  
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$91,047 - $178,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 301
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Job Description for User Experience Director

User experience directors are in charge of overseeing user experience features for software on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for facilitating communication among user experience professionals, as well as helping design products and/or applications using customer feedback and market trends. One of this director's main duties includes creating an engaging user experience to increase customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. They develop design specifications using diagrams and other visual aids, as well as collaborate with internal teams to form cohesive concepts for release. They research user feedback during testing and lead a team to establish and deploy an effective design process.
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User Experience Director Tasks
  • Create mock-ups and track metrics related to identifiable factors that change user experience.
  • Create and implement strategies that improve user experience through design.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise a team of designers and user experts.
  • Design, conduct, and evaluate studies to understand and improve user experience, documenting requirements.
  • Work directly with clients to identify requirements and ensure a positive experience.

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Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Director

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Pay Difference By Location

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$133,000
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Experience Affects User Experience Director Salaries

National Average
$133,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect User Experience Director Salaries

User Research
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Strategy
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Interaction Design
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Information Architecture
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Usability Testing
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User Interface Design
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National Average
$133,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 63 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
69%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%