User Interface Designer Salary (United States)

A relatively junior crowd, 55 percent of User Interface Designers have fewer than five years of experience under their belt and the average salary for the field is $61,558 per year. Pay generally spreads from $36,999 to $95,040 per year. Overall cash earnings of User Interface Designers stretch from $36,999 near the bottom to $95,040 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $9,902 each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residency and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most User Interface Designers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
User Interface Designer Salary (?
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$38,240 - $91,104
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MEDIAN: $60,478
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User Interface Designer Salary (?
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$14.99 - $51.39
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$38,240 - $91,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,902  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,728  
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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$36,999 - $95,040  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 491
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $51.39  
   
Overtime
$21.02 - $66.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,902  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $7,728  
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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$36,999 - $95,040  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for User Interface Designer

User interface designers are members of a software development team. They are responsible for creating and arranging the elements of a software’s user interface (the part of the program that the end-user will see and interact with). A user interface designer is sometimes hired under other names as well, such as user experience (or UX for short) designer and user interaction designer.
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User Interface Designer Tasks
  • Conduct ongoing research of web-based user interface development best practices.
  • Build storyboards, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed features.
  • Follow user interface design standards for applications to maintain an integrated and consistent look and feel.

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Popular Skills for User Interface Designer

Survey results imply that User Interface Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Microsoft Office is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 3 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word, Web Design, and Dreamweaver. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know Adobe Illustrator.

Pay Difference By Location

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$62,000
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Home to some of the best pay for User Interface Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. User Interface Designers will also find cushy salaries in Detroit (+23 percent), Minneapolis (+23 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and San Jose (+13 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for User Interface Designers is geography, with workers in Rochester earning a whopping 31 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (-11 percent) and Seattle (-4 percent).

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Experience Affects User Interface Designer Salaries

National Average
$62,000

Skills That Affect User Interface Designer Salaries

Microsoft Office
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HTML
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Graphic Design
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jQuery
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National Average
$62,000
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Flash
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Adobe Photoshop
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User Interface Design
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Web Development
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JavaScript
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Web Design
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
34%
female alumni
 
Male
66%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 17%
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