User Experience Manager Salary

User Experience Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $102K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for User Experience Managers runs from $64K to $150K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $21K and profit sharing that can reach almost $15K. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male User Experience Managers making up 52 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a large number get vision benefits. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$64,558 - $140,716
$65K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $103,827
10%
50%
90%

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$40.17 - $73.70
$42
MEDIAN: $42.22
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$0$153K
Salary $64,558 - $140,716
Bonus $1,454 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $11,836
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,671 - $153,409
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 243
Hourly Data $0$73
Hourly Rate $42.22
Overtime $40.50
Annual Data $0$153K
Bonus $1,454 - $20,426
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $11,836
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$65,671 - $153,409
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

Job Description for User Experience Manager

User experience managers are in charge of facilitating user experience design and implementing/managing experience features on behalf of their organization. They are responsible for leading a group of developers, designers, and other information technology professionals to form an effective user experience model. These individuals should possess strong leadership skills to motivate a group of technical team members in finding a common set of design ideas which meet all project requirements.

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User Experience Manager Tasks

  • Lead development of user experience designs, including research, scenarios, wireframes, and testing.
  • Set vision and lead meetings to brainstorm project goals and define functional specifications.
  • Collaborate with marketing and other departments to create a unified experience.
  • Analyze web data, competitive analyses, industry trends, and usability studies to develop requirements.

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Popular Skills for User Experience Manager


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with People Management, User Experience (UX) Design, and Interaction Design are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 28 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Those listing Web Development and Project Management as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Interaction Design are similarly competent in Information Architecture and Usability Testing. Most people experienced in User Interface Design also know Usability Testing and Information Architecture.

Pay by Experience Level for User Experience Manager

Pay by Experience for a User Experience Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level User Experience Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 64 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Experience Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 109 salaries. An experienced User Experience Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $121,000 based on 120 salaries. A User Experience Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $122,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $108,230

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

User Experience Managers will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. User Experience Managers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+32 percent), Atlanta (+28 percent), San Francisco (+12 percent), and Los Angeles (+12 percent). For User Experience Managers, location is an influential factor in determining pay, and small cities are best to be avoided for those eager to increase earning potential. Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis — three cities with fewer than a million residents — not only report salaries that trail behind the national average, but are in fact the lowest-paid American cities for those in the field. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Salt Lake City (13 percent lower) and Minneapolis (10 percent lower).

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Key Stats for User Experience Manager

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects User Experience Manager Salaries

▲13%

▲12%

National Average
$108,000

▼10%

▼27%

Skills That Affect User Experience Manager Salaries

People Management
▲27%






National Average
$108,000





Web Development
▼46%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 6%