The average pay for a User Interface Engineer is $80,249 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$56,899 - $116,184
MEDIAN: $80,248

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$56,899 - $116,184  
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$57,637 - $122,188  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119

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Job Description for User Interface Engineer

Whenever a company creates a software program, an app, or a website that they mean for general use by consumers, it is of great importance that the intended audience is able to use it. A user interface (UI) engineer is the person who develops the front end of these programs and apps and ensures that they're easy and intuitive for users to operate. The UI engineer helps create and program interfaces that are clear and logical and provide multiple access points to the features of the program or website.


User Interface Engineer Tasks

  • Conduct user and design research including: usability studies, ethnographic field research, user surveys, prototype testing, competitive product analysis, and latest industry & design trend research.
  • Develops design concepts and user interface designs.
  • Create and be accountable for the user interaction model, workflows, information architecture, prototypes, and guidelines for user interfaces.

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%