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Average User Experience Director Salary

$138,551
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,719
Bonus
$9,892
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The average salary for a User Experience Director is $138,551.
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$97k
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$139k
90%
$182k
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What Do User Experience Directors Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for User Experience Director

4 out of 5
(81)
Highly Satisfied
3Reviews

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for User Experience Directors?

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 Information Architecture and User Interface Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Directors?

An early career User Experience Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $107,136 based on 34 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $131,967 based on 96 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $141,352 based on 303 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,622.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 18.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.8% more) and New York, New York (12.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 560 survey responses.
Early Career
6.1%
Mid Career
17.1%
Experienced
54.1%
Late Career
22.7%