Average Early-Career UX Designer Salary

$71,258
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,946
Bonus
$5,500
Commission
$3,097
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The average salary for an Early-Career UX Designer is $71,258.
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$49k
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What Do UX Designers Do?

UX Designer Tasks
  • Collaborate with other designers, clients, executives, engineers, and product managers to find solutions that improve user experience.
  • Create prototypes and perform user testing to guide each iteration of the design.
  • Present design concepts and deliverables that meet business and/or client requirements.
The top respondents for the job title UX Designer are from the companies Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Amazon.com Inc where the average pay is $110,128. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Accenture, earning around $95,288 and $83,243, respectively. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. pays the lowest at around $53,829. Capital One Financial Corp and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,670 and $78,739, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for UX Designers?

Skills in User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface Design, User Research and Interaction Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for UX Designers?

An entry-level UX Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,558 based on 309 salaries. A mid-career UX Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,519 based on 1,200 salaries. An experienced UX Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $94,893 based on 481 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,896.
Employees with UX Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.7% more) and New York, New York (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.2% less) and Austin, Texas (1.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,085 survey responses.
Entry Level
14.8%
Mid Career
57.6%
Experienced
23.1%
Late Career
4.6%