User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Salary (United States)

The average pay for a User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) is $72,594 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$45,118 - $104,594
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MEDIAN: $72,593
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User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$15.59 - $75.61
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,118 - $104,594  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,431  
Profit Sharing
$1,248 - $12,500  
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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$44,750 - $116,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 454
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $75.61  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $121.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,431  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,248 - $12,500  
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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$44,750 - $116,138  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 454
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Job Description for User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications)
The user interface designer for computer software applications ensures that the user experience is seamless, sensible, and functional. On a day-to-day basis, these professionals use their technical skills in software development and their ability to understand the user experience. User interface designers must collect and analyze information on user interface and usage; they use this data on user needs and expectations to communicate with and direct development teams, so those teams can improve software applications for users. In addition to gathering user feedback, these designers often must develop or improve processes that the organization uses to asses the user's experience and reaction to the software interface.
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User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Tasks
  • Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture, prototypes, and guidelines for user interfaces.
  • Develops design concepts and user interface designs.
  • Conduct user and design research including: usability studies, ethnographic field research, user surveys, prototype testing, competitive product analysis, and latest industry & design trend research.
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Experience Affects User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$74,000

Skills That Affect User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Salaries

Windows Operating System General Use
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User Interface Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Microsoft Word
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HTML
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Web Development
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Java
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Adobe Photoshop
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$74,000
Microsoft Office
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SQL
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Gender
Female
31%
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Male
69%
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Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 12%
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