User Interface Designer Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of User Interface Designers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $61,558 annually on average. Pay begins at $36,999 on the low end and climbs to $95,040 per year near the top. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $9,902, total cash payment can bottom out near $38,240 or peak near $91,104. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and more than half earn vision coverage. Work is enjoyable for the better half of User Interface Designers who claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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 (?
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$36,999 - $95,040  
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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

User Interface Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Those who have experience with Microsoft Office can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 3 percent more than the national average, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Word, Web Design, and Dreamweaver. The majority of those who know 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. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Detroit, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and San Jose, where User Interface Designers typically earn around 23 percent, 23 percent, 18 percent, and 13 percent more than usual. Location significantly influences compensation, with Rochester User Interface Designers earning much less—31 percent less—than the national average. Workers in Chicago and Seattle earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (-11 percent and -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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$62,000
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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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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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