Average Experienced User Experience Director Salary

$138,361
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$14,131
Bonus
$9,243
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced User Experience Director is $138,361.
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$101k
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MEDIAN $138,361
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Salary
$101k - $181k
Bonus
$4k - $36k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $30k
Total Pay
$103k - $199k

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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
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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

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 User Interface Design and Interaction 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 $109,505 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $126,750 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $149,731.
Employees with User Experience Director in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (16.3% more) and New York, New York (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (12.8% less), Chicago, Illinois (2.6% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 293 survey responses.
Early Career
14.7%
Mid Career
36.2%
Late Career
49.1%