Average Mid-Career User Experience Director Salary

$126,750
Avg. Salary
$10,084
Bonus
$8,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career User Experience Director is $126,750.
10%
$88k
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$127k
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$170k
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MEDIAN $126,750
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Salary
$88k - $170k
Bonus
$2k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $29k
Total Pay
$89k - $180k

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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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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for User Experience Director

Skills in User Experience (UX) Design, User Research, People Management and Information Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $109,505 based on 43 salaries. An experienced User Experience Director with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $138,361 based on 387 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 21.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (16.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (11.2% less), Austin, Texas (6.1% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (0.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 574 survey responses.
Early Career
7.5%
Experienced
67.4%
Late Career
25.1%