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User Experience Manager Salary

Average pay for User Experience Managers in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($102K). Total cash compensation to User Experience Managers approaches anywhere from $60K on the lower end to $148K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $20K from bonuses and upwards of $22K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,965 - $137,057
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$60K
$100K
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MEDIAN: $101,919
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$10.57 - $58.09
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,965 - $137,057  
   
Bonus
$1,506 - $19,964  
Profit Sharing
$814 - $22,000  
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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$59,713 - $147,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.57 - $58.09  
   
Overtime
$21.46 - $54.73  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,506 - $19,964  
   
Profit Sharing
$814 - $22,000  
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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$59,713 - $147,603  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for User Experience Manager

User experience managers are in charge of facilitating user experience design and implementing/managing experience features on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for leading a group of developers, designers, and other information technology professionals to form an effective user experience model. These individuals should possess strong leadership skills to motivate a group of technical team members in finding a common set of design ideas which meet all project requirements.

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User Experience Manager Tasks

  • Collaborate with marketing and other departments to create a unified experience.
  • Analyze web data, competitive analyses, industry trends, and usability studies to develop requirements.
  • Lead development of user experience designs, including research, scenarios, wireframes, and testing.
  • Set vision and lead meetings to brainstorm project goals and define functional specifications.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Manager


Survey results show that User Experience Managers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in End User Requirements Research, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 10 percent and 13 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like User Research. It is often found that people who know Usability Testing are also skilled in Interaction Design.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


User Experience Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $79K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $98K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $122K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $133K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for User Experience Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. User Experience Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+19 percent), New York (+9 percent), Seattle (+7 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta.

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Experience Affects User Experience Manager Salaries



National Average
$107,000



Skills That Affect User Experience Manager Salaries

End User Requirements Research
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Project Management
up arrow 5%

Usability Testing
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National Average
$107,000

User Research
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%