Average User Experience Director Salary in San Francisco, California

$159,119
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$0
Bonus
$25,000
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The average salary for a User Experience Director in San Francisco, California is $159,119.
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$125k
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$159k
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$205k
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MEDIAN $159,119
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Salary
$125k - $205k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $25k
Total Pay
$130k - $238k

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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

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User Experience Director
Principal Software Engineer
User Experience Researcher
Director, Customer Experience
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 and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Architecture, User Research and Interaction Design.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Director

A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $153,536 based on 13 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $172,853 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $172,369.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (19.8% less), Atlanta, Georgia (13.7% less) and Los Angeles, California (13.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 54 survey responses.
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
55.6%
Late Career
20.4%