Average UX Researcher Salary

$83,762
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,366
Bonus
$6,260
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The average salary for a UX Researcher is $83,762.
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$55k
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$84k
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$128k
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$515 - $35k
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Job Satisfaction for UX Researcher

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The top respondents for the job title UX Researcher are from the companies Google, Inc., Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Facebook Inc where the average pay is $121,226. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Google, Inc., earning around $120,043 and $119,399, respectively. Information Control Corporation pays the lowest at around $67,720. Ipsos and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $73,667 and $104,909, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for UX Researchers?

Skills in User Research, Usability Testing and Data Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include User Experience (UX) Design and Research Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for UX Researchers?

An entry-level UX Researcher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $65,322 based on 72 salaries. An early career UX Researcher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,531 based on 777 salaries. A mid-career UX Researcher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,501 based on 248 salaries. An experienced UX Researcher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,443 based on 88 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,916.
Employees with UX Researcher in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 34.3% 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 (15.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (12.1% less), Denver, Colorado (6.6% less) and Austin, Texas (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,205 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
64.5%
Mid Career
20.6%
Experienced
7.3%
Late Career
1.7%