Average User Experience Director Salary

$135,125
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$13,576
Bonus
$9,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a User Experience Director is $135,125.
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$95k
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MEDIAN $135,125
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Salary
$95k - $178k
Bonus
$3k - $34k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $25k
Total Pay
$97k - $196k

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Job Description for User Experience Director

User Experience Director Tasks
  • Design, conduct, and evaluate studies to understand and improve user experience, documenting requirements.
  • Work directly with clients to identify requirements and ensure a positive experience.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise a team of designers and user experts.
  • Create mock-ups and track metrics related to identifiable factors that change user experience.
  • Create and implement strategies that improve user experience through design.

Career Paths

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

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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

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

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Director

An early career User Experience Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $109,424 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,750 based on 166 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,361 based on 400 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,438.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 16.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.1% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 728 survey responses.
Early Career
8.0%
Mid Career
22.8%
Experienced
54.9%
Late Career
14.3%