Average User Experience Designer Salary

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The average salary for a User Experience Designer is $73,971.
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$50k - $108k
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$602 - $10k
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$50k - $113k

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Job Description for User Experience Designer

User Experience 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.

Job Satisfaction for User Experience Designer

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The top respondents for the job title User Experience Designer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Capital One Financial Corp and Linkedin Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Linkedin Corporation where the average pay is $126,251. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and SAP America, Inc., earning around $108,000 and $93,784, respectively. Sapient Corporation pays the lowest at around $71,837. The Ultimate Software group, Inc and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $83,416 and $88,275, respectively.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Designer

Skills in User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface Design, User Research, Interaction Design and Usability Testing are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designer

An entry-level User Experience Designer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $62,306 based on 169 salaries. An early career User Experience Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,847 based on 1,901 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,578 based on 615 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,064 based on 279 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $98,445.
Employees with User Experience Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 30.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (7.4% more) and Los Angeles, California (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (1.7% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (1.2% less).

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