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User Experience Researcher Salary (United States)

A User Experience Researcher earns an average salary of $82,146 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 Salary (?
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$50,937 - $121,185
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $82,145
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User Experience Researcher Salary (?
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$23.23 - $65.89
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MEDIAN: $39.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,937 - $121,185  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,262  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $12,133  
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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$51,298 - $131,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$23.23 - $65.89  
   
Overtime
$40.62 - $67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $12,133  
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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$51,298 - $131,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for User Experience Researcher

User experience researchers are in charge of researching user experience features in computer software and other applications. They investigate ways to improve the end-user interaction with computer programs to increase satisfaction, brand loyalty, and overall use. They create reports based on market trends and user surveys, analyzing the information and reporting observations to the user experience manager (or similar individual) in their organization.
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User Experience Researcher Tasks
  • 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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San Francisco
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Mountain View
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Atlanta
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Seattle
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National Average
$84,000
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New York
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Experience Affects User Experience Researcher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%
National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect User Experience Researcher Salaries

Usability Testing
up arrow 1%
National Average
$84,000
User Research
up arrow 1%
User Interface Design
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 10%
Research Analysis
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
59%
female alumni
 
Male
41%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 14%