The average salary for a User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) is $71,382 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$43,867 - $104,261
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User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Total Pay (?
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$17.75 - $75.21
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,867 - $104,261  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,209  
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $5,042  
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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$43,336 - $114,566  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $75.21  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $97.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,209  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,028 - $5,042  
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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$43,336 - $114,566  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 503
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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
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Boston
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$72,000
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Experience Affects User Interface Designer (Computer Software Applications) Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$72,000

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

User Interface
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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User Interface Design
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Web Development
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Adobe Illustrator
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HTML
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Adobe Photoshop
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National Average
$72,000
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Gender
Female
33%
female alumni
 
Male
67%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
4%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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