User Experience Architect Salary

User Experience Architects in the United States take home an average $83K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of User Experience Architects (51 percent) survey respondents. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and the larger part get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$55,388 - $124,069
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$87K
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MEDIAN: $86,768
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$15.59 - $78.00
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$0$131K
Salary $55,388 - $124,069
Bonus $309 - $14,064
Profit Sharing $996 - $6,082
Total Pay (?
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$55,873 - $131,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 237
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $15.59 - $78.00
Overtime $1.51 - $71.52
Annual Data $0$131K
Bonus $309 - $14,064
Profit Sharing $996 - $6,082
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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$55,873 - $131,758
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for User Experience Architect

User experience (UX) architects are in charge of designing user experience interfaces based on project requirements for their company. They are responsible for creating effecting user interfaces in software, as well as gathering application requirements and documenting business needs. User experience architects conduct user research by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data. In addition, they leverage results of this data to inform design decisions. The user experience architect's main duties also include creating wireframes, mockups, and prototypes based in scalability requirements, as well as creating websites, custom applications, and other interfaces that are easy to use. They utilize their project management skills to follow up on user experience issues, and modify design features to accommodate a wide range of end users.

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User Experience Architect Tasks

  • Conduct research including surveys, contextual interviews, user persona development, and usability studies to understand the user experience idealized by the client.
  • Envision and design the user experience from onboarding, error correction, and to completion.
  • Design and present user experience documentation including wireframes, mockups, flows, conceptual diagrams, task flows, and/or site maps to client.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Architect


Survey results show that User Experience Architects use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Interaction Design and User Research are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 65 percent and 8 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include User Experience Design and Usability Testing. Those proficient in Information Architecture are, more often than not, also skilled in Usability Testing.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Architect

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Architect has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Architect with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Architect with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced User Experience Architect which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 37 salaries. A User Experience Architect with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $158,000 based on 10 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,819

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For User Experience Architects, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 33 percent greater than the national average. User Experience Architects will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Dallas (+21 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). The Midwest is anything but the land of opportunity for User Experience Architects. The region is home to the three lowest-paying cities in the field, with Cincinnati, Detroit, and Chicago all offering salaries below the national rate. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Detroit (15 percent lower) and Chicago (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for User Experience Architect

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects User Experience Architect Salaries

Late-Career
▲80%

▲27%

▼0%

National Average
$88,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect User Experience Architect Salaries

Interaction Design
▲62%


National Average
$88,000



Usability Testing
▼5%

User Experience (UX) Design
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%