$63,723
Avg. Salary
$30.56
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,068

Profit Sharing

$2,035

The average pay for a User Interface Designer is $30.56 per hour.

The average pay for a User Interface Designer is $63,723 per year.

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MEDIAN $31
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MEDIAN $63,723
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$0$93K
Salary $42,221 - $89,325
Bonus $487 - $8,521
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
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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$41,693 - $93,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 765
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $16.60 - $60.00
Overtime $23.68 - $49.79
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $487 - $8,521
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,304
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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$41,693 - $93,249
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 6 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 109

Job Description for User Interface Designer

User interface designers are members of a software development team. They are responsible for creating and arranging the elements of a software’s user interface (the part of the program that the end-user will see and interact with). A user interface designer is sometimes hired under other names as well, such as user experience (or UX for short) designer and user interaction designer.

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User Interface Designer Tasks

  • Follow user interface design standards for applications to maintain an integrated and consistent look and feel.
  • Build storyboards, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed features.
  • Conduct ongoing research of web-based user interface development best practices.

Common Career Paths for User Interface Designer


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Though some User Interface Designers move into positions like Senior User Experience Designer (where the average salary is $103K), this progression is not the norm. User Interface Designers typically move into roles as User Experience Designers or Interaction Designers, and those positions pay $9K more and $11K more, respectively.

User Interface Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for User Interface Designer


Survey results imply that User Interface Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Adobe Photoshop, Interaction Design, Cascading Style Sheets, and User Research are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Web Development, Adobe InDesign, and Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Adobe Illustrator are also skilled in User Interface Design.

Pay by Experience Level for User Interface Designer

Pay by Experience for a User Interface Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level User Interface Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 354 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A User Interface Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 176 salaries. An experienced User Interface Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 80 salaries. A User Interface Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

28%

25%

14%

13%

-7%

-8%

National Average: $64,453

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

For those looking to make money, User Interface Designers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. User Interface Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+23 percent), San Francisco (+20 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Austin (+12 percent). User Interface Designers in the Midwest are met with below-average pay: In particular, Kansas City, Detroit, and Chicago are the lowest-paid American cities for User Interface Designers, who face pay rates below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Detroit and Chicago (10 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

User Interface Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an User Interface Designer?

User Interface Designer in Durham:
"Great Job Hub."
Pros: The location is great and relatively affordable.
Cons: Being surrounded by college students can get a bit annoying.

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Key Stats for User Interface Designer

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects User Interface Designer Salaries

▲29%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲14%

National Average
$64,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect User Interface Designer Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲2%





National Average
$64,000


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▼4%




Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 17%