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User Experience Manager Salary

On average, User Experience Managers in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($108K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total cash earnings of User Experience Managers range from $60K on the low end to $149K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $20K and $22K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for User Experience Managers is high. The majority of User Experience Managers (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$60,071 - $136,569
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MEDIAN: $101,169
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National Salary Data

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$1,980 - $20,040  
Profit Sharing
$808 - $22,301  
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$60,303 - $148,819  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 239
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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


User Experience Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Information Architecture, Interaction Design, End User Requirements Research, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include User Research. Most people who know Usability Testing also know Interaction Design.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Manager

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of User Experience Managers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $78K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $100K. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $121K on average. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $126K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects User Experience Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$108,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect User Experience Manager Salaries

Interaction Design
up arrow 11%

Information Architecture
up arrow 11%

End User Requirements Research
up arrow 8%


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Usability Testing
0%

National Average
$108,000

User Research
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 4%