$69,134
Avg. Salary
$33.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$4,068

Profit Sharing

$2,910

The average pay for a User Experience Designer with Adobe Illustrator skills is $33.98 per hour.

The average pay for a User Experience Designer with Adobe Illustrator skills is $69,134 per year.

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MEDIAN $34
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$0$101K
Salary $44,740 - $96,897
Bonus $155 - $9,994
Profit Sharing $809 - $7,501
Total Pay (?
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$44,391 - $101,799
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 672
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $18.39 - $57.89
Overtime $29.36 - $62.05
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $155 - $9,994
Profit Sharing $809 - $7,501
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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$44,391 - $101,799
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

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.

User Experience Designer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Designer

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 419 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 111 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $89,000 based on 54 salaries. A User Experience Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 12 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,536

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills, 23 percent above the national average. User Experience Designers with Adobe Illustrator skills will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+10 percent), San Jose (+9 percent), New York (+8 percent), and San Diego (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 31 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Atlanta (30 percent lower and 19 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
55 %
Male
45 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects User Experience Designer Salaries

Experienced
▲27%

Mid-Career
▲18%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$71,000

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
66%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 15%