$69,049
Avg. Salary

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,026

Profit Sharing

$2,125

Entry-Level User Experience Designers take home approximately $69K per year on average. Overall cash earnings of Entry-Level User Experience Designers stretch from $45K near the bottom to $100K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Entry-Level User Experience Designers (56 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level User Experience Designers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$46,661 - $95,795
$47K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,049
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$15.57 - $51.97
$16
$31
$52
MEDIAN: $30.93
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$0$100K
Salary $46,661 - $95,795
Bonus $488 - $10,017
Profit Sharing $489 - $7,946
Total Pay (?
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$45,524 - $100,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,652
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.57 - $51.97
Overtime $22.14 - $60.97
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $488 - $10,017
Profit Sharing $489 - $7,946
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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$45,524 - $100,018
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 316

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: $69,847

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 Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for User Experience Designer

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 375 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
14%

Skills That Affect User Experience Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 375 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%