Average Early-Career User Experience Designer Salary

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The average salary for an Early-Career User Experience Designer is $71,097.
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$50k - $99k
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$587 - $10k
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$49k - $103k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title User Experience Designer are from the companies International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp and Sapient Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at Microsoft Corp where the average pay is $101,500. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SAP America, Inc. and Capital One Financial Corp, earning around $92,308 and $90,032, respectively. Think Brownstone pays the lowest at around $61,042. Sapient Corporation and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $67,320 and $82,555, respectively.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Designer

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.

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 $62,771 based on 165 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,171 based on 592 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,837 based on 265 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,535.
Employees with User Experience Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 33.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (9.1% more) and Seattle, Washington (8.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (0.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.3% less).

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