Average Early-Career User Experience Director Salary

$109,505
Avg. Salary
$10,174
Bonus
$10,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career User Experience Director is $109,505.
10%
$61k
10%
$110k
50%
$153k
90%
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MEDIAN $109,505
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Salary
$61k - $153k
Bonus
$515 - $24k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$63k - $169k

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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 and Information Architecture are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Usability Testing and People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Director

A mid-career User Experience Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $126,750 based on 106 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.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 637 survey responses.
Mid Career
16.6%
Experienced
60.8%
Late Career
22.6%