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

The average pay for a User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) is $71,644 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$44,773 - $105,042
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MEDIAN: $71,644
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User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$15.36 - $76.03
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,773 - $105,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,639  
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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$44,367 - $116,707  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $76.03  
   
Overtime
$0.75 - $97.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,639  
   
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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$44,367 - $116,707  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 444
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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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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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Seattle
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Experience Affects User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$73,000

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

Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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User Interface Design
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Adobe Illustrator
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Adobe Photoshop
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HTML
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National Average
$73,000
Web Development
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Microsoft Office
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SQL
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Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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