Average User Experience Director with User Experience (UX) Design Skills Salary

$136,951
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,476
Bonus
$12,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a User Experience Director with User Experience (UX) Design skills is $136,951.
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$97k
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MEDIAN $136,951
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Salary
$97k - $180k
Bonus
$4k - $35k
Profit Sharing
$993 - $31k
Total Pay
$99k - $201k

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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
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User Experience Researcher
Director, Customer Experience
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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

Skills in People Management and User Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Architecture, 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 $117,052 based on 25 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,055 based on 50 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $139,675 based on 209 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $152,894.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (18.0% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (1.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 361 survey responses.
Early Career
6.9%
Mid Career
13.9%
Experienced
57.9%
Late Career
21.3%