User Experience Researcher Salary (United States)

A User Experience Researcher earns an average salary of $81,218 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.
User Experience Researcher Total Pay (?
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$51,167 - $120,400
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MEDIAN: $81,217
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User Experience Researcher Total Pay (?
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$23.15 - $59.60
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,167 - $120,400  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,819  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $14,500  
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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$51,385 - $129,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.15 - $59.60  
   
Overtime
$40.62 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $14,500  
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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$51,385 - $129,450  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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Job Description for User Experience Researcher
  • Create user scenarios and stories to coordinate with other teams.
  • Design and lead user focus groups and data collection.
  • Interact with clients to determine requirements and set expectations.
  • Analyze and report on user data to inform design and deployment.

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Pay Difference By Location
San Jose
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Mountain View
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San Francisco
up arrow 9%
Atlanta
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Seattle
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National Average
$83,000
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New York
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Experience Affects User Experience Researcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 44%
Mid-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$83,000

Skills That Affect User Experience Researcher Salaries

Usability Testing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$83,000
User Research
up arrow 1%
User Interface Design
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 9%
Research Analysis
up arrow 22%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 15%
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