Average User Experience Director with User Research Skills Salary

$137,053
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$12,136
Bonus
$20,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a User Experience Director with User Research skills is $137,053.
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$102k
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MEDIAN $137,053
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Salary
$102k - $172k
Bonus
$4k - $30k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $59k
Total Pay
$103k - $191k

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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User Interface Design and User Experience (UX) 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 $112,988 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $132,802 based on 40 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,762 based on 140 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $153,819.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 12.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (12.4% more) and New York, New York (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (5.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (0.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 247 survey responses.
Early Career
6.5%
Mid Career
16.2%
Experienced
56.7%
Late Career
20.6%