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Average User Experience Designer Salary

$74,983
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,903
Bonus
$3,000
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The average salary for a User Experience Designer is $74,983.
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$51k
MEDIAN
$75k
90%
$109k
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$582 - $13k
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What Do User Experience Designers Do?

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

4 out of 5
(370)
Highly Satisfied
41Reviews
The top respondents for the job title User Experience Designer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Capital One Financial Corp and SAP. Reported salaries are highest at Linkedin Corporation where the average pay is $126,474. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc, earning around $111,383 and $110,000, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $89,395. Capital One Financial Corp and SAS Institute Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $93,558 and $95,453, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for User Experience 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 Usability Testing.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designers?

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 $62,695 based on 153 salaries. An early career User Experience Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,777 based on 1,597 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,332 based on 504 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,512 based on 215 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 32.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.4% more) and Austin, Texas (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (1.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,514 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
63.5%
Mid Career
20.0%
Experienced
8.6%
Late Career
1.8%