Average User Interface Designers in the United States make around $64K annually. Overall cash earnings of User Interface Designers stretch from $41K near the bottom to $95K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for User Interface Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male User Interface Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,574 - $88,889
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$42K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,157
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$18.31 - $62.28
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$18
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$62
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,574 - $88,889  
   
Bonus
$979 - $9,756  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$41,391 - $94,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 513
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$18.31 - $62.28  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$979 - $9,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$41,391 - $94,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 65
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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.

Common Career Paths for User Interface Designer


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There are some User Interface Designers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior User Experience Designers, where earnings are an average $103K annually. The most common next step for an User Interface Designer is to become an User Experience Designer or an Interaction Designer. The former position pays an additional $10K per year on average, and the latter position pays $11K more per year.

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Popular Skills for User Interface Designer


User Interface Designers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Interaction Design, HTML5, Adobe Photoshop, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe InDesign, Graphic Design, and User Research. Those familiar with Adobe Illustrator also tend to know User Interface Design.

Pay by Experience Level for User Interface Designer

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


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $73K. User Interface Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. For some reason, User Interface Designers with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $76K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $65,178

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

San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for User Interface Designers, 23 percent higher than the national average. User Interface Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+21 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Austin (+11 percent), and Minneapolis (+10 percent). User Interface Designers in Kansas City take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 27 percent less than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Portland (16 percent less) and Chicago (10 percent less).

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Experience Affects User Interface Designer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 17%


National Average
$65,000


Skills That Affect User Interface Designer Salaries

Interaction Design
0%

National Average
$65,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

HTML5
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User Interface Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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User Interface
up arrow 2%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

Web Design
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up arrow 5%

User Research
up arrow 5%


Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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