Average User Experience Director with People Management Skills Salary

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The average salary for a User Experience Director with People Management skills is $137,400.
MEDIAN $137,400
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$101k - $184k
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$1k - $58k
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$103k - $203k

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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.

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User Experience Director
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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Architecture, Interaction Design, User Interface Design, User Research 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 $106,367 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $127,873 based on 36 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $140,238 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,697.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 21.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (17.6% more) and New York, New York (8.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (12.6% less), Los Angeles, California (5.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.4% less).

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