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How Much Does a Senior User Experience Designer Earn In The United States?

Senior User Experience Designer Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$112,000
$83,000
$112,000
$151,000
Senior user experience designers in the United States make an average salary of $112,923 per year or $54.29 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $83,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $151,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Nevada, California, Rhode Island, Washington, and Maryland provide the highest senior user experience designer salaries.
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Where Senior User Experience Designers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where senior user experience designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Senior User Experience Designers Earn In Different Cities?

While a senior user experience designer can average a salary of $112,923 per year, or $54.29 per hour, there are many opportunities for senior user experience designers to make more. For example, in San Francisco, CA you might make $124,725 per year. Other high-paying locations include Seattle, WA, New York, NY and Boston, MA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Francisco, CA where the average starting salary is $74,000. The highest paying states for senior user experience designers include Nevada, California and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Montana, South Dakota, and Kentucky offer the lowest salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

San Francisco, CA

Salary Range95k - 163k$125k$124,725

Seattle, WA

Salary Range83k - 135k$106k$106,427

New York, NY

Salary Range83k - 131k$105k$104,621

Boston, MA

Salary Range81k - 126k$101k$101,298

Washington, DC

Salary Range79k - 125k$100k$99,836

Portland, OR

Salary Range75k - 124k$97k$97,170

Jersey City, NJ

Salary Range75k - 119k$95k$95,274

Reston, VA

Salary Range73k - 115k$92k$92,346

Lehi, UT

Salary Range71k - 118k$92k$91,625

Philadelphia, PA

Salary Range71k - 113k$90k$90,481
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$163k

High Paying Senior User Experience Designer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Senior User Experience Designers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like PROS and Palo Alto Networks as they offer the highest salaries for senior user experience designers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
PROS
Salary Range157k - 193k$174k$174,413
Palo Alto Networks
Salary Range147k - 183k$165k$164,506
RealPage
Salary Range146k - 180k$162k$162,289
Envestnet
Salary Range141k - 180k$160k$159,626
YourPeople
Salary Range148k - 169k$158k$158,446
Microsoft
Salary Range144k - 169k$156k$156,442
General Electric
Salary Range141k - 168k$154k$154,199
Discovery
Salary Range136k - 173k$154k$153,744
IBM
Salary Range140k - 167k$154k$153,602
Athenahealth
Salary Range136k - 172k$153k$153,187
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    How Much Do Senior User Experience Designers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a senior user experience designer can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for senior user experience designers tend to be found in retail, technology, and finance companies. In fact, senior user experience designers can make a yearly salary of $127,540 while working for retail companies.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Retail

    Salary Range111k - 145k$128k$127,540

    Technology

    Salary Range109k - 143k$125k$125,465

    Finance

    Salary Range107k - 139k$122k$122,269

    Media

    Salary Range106k - 137k$121k$120,902

    Health Care

    Salary Range101k - 143k$121k$120,731

    Professional

    Salary Range92k - 123k$107k$106,940

    Telecommunication

    Salary Range92k - 119k$105k$104,688
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    $145k

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    Ridgefield, NJ
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    $106,800
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    Philadelphia, PA
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    $100,000
    $100,000
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    Senior UX Designer
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    Irving, TX
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    $106,800
    $106,800
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    Senior UX Designer
    Senior UX Designer
    Greenwood Village, CO
    Greenwood Village, CO
    01/27/2021
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    $106,800
    $106,800
    01/27/2021
    Senior UX Designer
    Senior UX Designer
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $106,800
    $106,800
    01/27/2021
    SR. UX Designer
    SR. UX Designer
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    01/27/2021
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    $71,200
    $71,200
    01/27/2021
    SR. UX Designer
    SR. UX Designer
    Lexington, MA
    Lexington, MA
    01/22/2021
    01/22/2021
    $104,350
    $104,350
    01/22/2021
    SR. User Experience Designer
    SR. User Experience Designer
    Webster, NY
    Webster, NY
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $96,002
    $96,002
    01/12/2021