Average User Experience Designer Salary

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The average salary for a User Experience Designer is $73,579.
MEDIAN $73,579
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$50k - $107k
$513 - $12k
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$511 - $10k
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$49k - $112k

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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., Amazon.com Inc and Capital One Financial Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Linkedin Corporation where the average pay is $126,251. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, earning around $108,503 and $108,000, respectively. International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. pays the lowest at around $88,275. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPMCC) and SAP America, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $92,500 and $92,746, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for User Experience Designer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
User Experience Designer
User Experience Director
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for User Experience Designer

Skills in User Experience (UX) Design, User Interface Design, Interaction Design and User Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Photoshop.

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 $61,977 based on 710 salaries. An early career User Experience Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,260 based on 1,988 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,568 based on 693 salaries. An experienced User Experience Designer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,599 based on 314 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $97,747.
Employees with User Experience Designer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 31.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (7.1% more) and New York, New York (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Los Angeles, California (3.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.6% less).

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