User Interface Designer Salary

Median pay for User Interface Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $64K per year. Cash earnings for User Interface Designers — including $10K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $95K depending on individual performance. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. For the most part, User Interface Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 53 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$41,304 - $89,409
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$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $63,591
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$15.50 - $59.68
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$0$93K
Salary $41,304 - $89,409
Bonus $489 - $9,463
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,040
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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$40,999 - $93,339
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 790
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.50 - $59.68
Overtime $23.98 - $48.85
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $489 - $9,463
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,040
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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$40,999 - $93,339
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 May 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 103

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.

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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

National Average: $64,274

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).

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Key Stats for User Interface Designer

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Experience Affects User Interface Designer Salaries

▲30%

Late-Career
▲18%

▲14%

National Average
$64,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect User Interface Designer Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
▲3%






▼0%

National Average
$64,000


▼2%

▼3%

▼3%


▼4%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%