$69,191
Avg. Salary
$30.95
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,027

Profit Sharing

$2,440

The average pay for a User Experience Designer is $30.95 per hour.

The average pay for a User Experience Designer is $69,191 per year.

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$0$100K
Salary $46,816 - $95,964
Bonus $493 - $9,990
Profit Sharing $509 - $8,000
Total Pay (?
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$45,609 - $100,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,564
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.52 - $51.85
Overtime $22.08 - $61.12
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $493 - $9,990
Profit Sharing $509 - $8,000
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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$45,609 - $100,187
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 310

Job Description for User Experience Designer

The user experience designer creates designs for end users that are attractive and functional; they need to make unified designs that are accessible to the target population. In addition, these designers are in charge of the design process from the mockup stage to the final product, whether it is a poster or a software application. Industrial design concepts are needed to create prototypes and simple, clean designs.

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for User Experience Designer


Entry-Level User Experience Designers fill the offices of leading firms International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Sapient Corporation, and SAP America, Inc. SAP America, Inc. offers the largest salaries in town — $100K on average.

User Experience Designer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $69,961

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

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Entry-Level User Experience Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level User Experience Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Jose (+26 percent), Washington (+9 percent), New York (+6 percent), and Seattle (+5 percent). Entry-Level User Experience Designers in smaller cities are met with below-average pay: In particular, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Minneapolis (each fewer than a million residents) are the lowest-paid American cities for Entry-Level User Experience Designers, who face pay rates below the national average. Denver and Minneapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 18 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

User Experience Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an User Experience Designer?

User Experience Designer in Boston:
"The work is incredible, the career pathing is terrible."
Pros: I love the types of changes we have.
Cons: The career pathing is all politics and promotions have to be won.

User Experience Designer in Troy:
"A very good place to work at."
Pros: Work Flexibility, Low Stress levels, co operative.
Cons:

User Experience Designer in Seattle:
Pros: I like working in a multidisciplinary environment where I have the opportunity to be involved with strategic planning. I have a very good relationship with my manager and she is a great mentor. I also have gotten a lot of exposure throughout the company because I have been involved with many teams.
Cons: I don't have very much work flexibility, I have a finite amount of paid time off and the option to work from home once a month. I have also been given a very heavy workload as a junior level associate early on in my time at the company so far. It has been very high stress and we are generally understaffed and there is a very slow a bureaucratic hiring process.

User Experience Designer in New York:
"Ok."
Pros: Being a part of the process of bringing ideas to life. I love thinking about how what I'm doing is hopefully going to make someone somewhere much happier (or at least much less frustrated). Work culture is awesome. I meet really cool people.
Cons: Process and lack there of. I dislike working with clients and stakeholders who have a different vision that I don't agree with. I dislike presenting.

User Experience Designer in Raleigh:
"Stop doing... Start listening."
Listen more than you talk. I am amazed at the number of times I see people completely miss the point someone is trying to make because they are trying harder to make their own point. If you are in the UX business you have to gather told of information and really understand that information so you can make clear decisions that will influence the way people interact with your products.

User Experience Designer in Salt Lake City:
"It's A Good Gig."
Pros: Flexibility with working hours and location, the ability to take ownership of problems, opportunities for growth, great manager.
Cons: Upper management can be heavy handed, chaotic working environment, poor communication.

User Experience Designer in Fresno:
"Exciting."
Pros: Challenging New growing field.
Cons: Nothing.

Key Stats for User Experience Designer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 379 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 379 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 12%