User Experience Manager Salary

User Experience Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $100K) surpassing six figures annually. Overall cash earnings for User Experience Managers stretch from $61K on the lower end to $150K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Almost all receive medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision insurance. Most User Experience Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as User Experience Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,678 - $139,148
$61K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $100,200
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$30.43 - $72.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$60,678 - $139,148  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $19,774  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$61,042 - $150,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$43.00  
   
Overtime
$40.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,250 - $19,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $15,000  
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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$61,042 - $150,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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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

  • 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.
  • Collaborate with marketing and other departments to create a unified experience.
  • Analyze web data, competitive analyses, industry trends, and usability studies to develop requirements.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Manager


User Experience Managers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with People Management, User Experience (UX) Design, and Interaction Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent, 9 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. Those listing Web Development and Project Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know User Interface Design are also skilled in Usability Testing and Information Architecture. Those proficient in Interaction Design are, more often than not, also skilled in Information Architecture and Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Manager

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced User Experience Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 120 salaries. A User Experience Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $104,845

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For User Experience Managers, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. User Experience Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+35 percent), Atlanta (+31 percent), San Francisco (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+14 percent). Relative to User Experience Managers in the rest of the country, smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis see salaries below the national average. These cities in particular — each home to fewer than a million residents — offer User Experience Managers less pay than any other American city. Below-median salaries also turn up in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for User Experience Manager

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects User Experience Manager Salaries

▲17%

▲15%

National Average
$105,000

▼7%

▼25%

Skills That Affect User Experience Manager Salaries

People Management
▲31%









National Average
$105,000


Web Development
▼44%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
no benefits
None: 5%
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