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How Much Does a Usability Specialist Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$77,000
$49,000
$77,000
$120,000
Usability specialists in the United States make an average salary of $77,403 per year or $37.21 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level usability specialist salary is roughly $49,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $120,000. If you like following the crowd, technology and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out technology, automotive, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, New Jersey, West Virginia, California, and Pennsylvania provide the highest usability specialist salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Natick, MA
$104,229
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Where Usability Specialists Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where usability specialists earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Usability Specialists Earn In Different Cities?

While a usability specialist can average a salary of $77,403 per year, or $37.21 per hour, there are many opportunities for usability specialists to make more. For example, in Santa Clara, CA you might make $108,865 per year. Other high-paying locations include Natick, MA, Dearborn, MI and Saint Louis, MO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Santa Clara, CA where the average starting salary is $60,000. The highest paying states for usability specialists include Massachusetts, New Jersey and West Virginia. Meanwhile, Florida, South Dakota, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

Santa Clara, CA

Salary Range79k - 148k$109k$108,865

Natick, MA

Salary Range80k - 134k$104k$104,229

Dearborn, MI

Salary Range71k - 119k$92k$92,077

Saint Louis, MO

Salary Range70k - 117k$91k$90,758

Murray, UT

Salary Range64k - 116k$87k$86,555

Reston, VA

Salary Range66k - 110k$86k$85,564

Webster, NY

Salary Range61k - 105k$80k$80,366

Dublin, OH

Salary Range58k - 96k$75k$75,022
$58k
$148k

High Paying Usability Specialist Jobs

Which Companies Pay Usability Specialists The Most?

To earn a high income as a usability specialist, working for Xerox or Nationwide Mutual Insurance . might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like MathWorks and TELEDATA INFORMATICS report highly competitive salaries for usability specialists.
Company
Average Salary
Xerox
Salary Range104k - 127k$115k$115,404
Nationwide Mutual Insurance ...
Salary Range88k - 109k$99k$98,660
MathWorks
Salary Range93k - 102k$98k$97,779
TELEDATA INFORMATICS
Salary Range80k - 102k$91k$91,092
Epitec
Salary Range76k - 97k$86k$86,049
Monsanto
Salary Range71k - 92k$81k$81,111
$71k
$127k

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Usability Specialist Salary History

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    How Much Do Usability Specialists Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, usability specialist salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that technology, automotive, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for usability specialists. For example, usability specialists make a whopping average salary of $91,073 while working for technology companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $89,393 at automotive companies and $87,032 at health care companies. But usability specialists may want to avoid working in the professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $74,435.
    Industry
    Average Salary

    Technology

    Salary Range83k - 99k$91k$91,073

    Automotive

    Salary Range79k - 100k$89k$89,393

    Health Care

    Salary Range75k - 100k$87k$87,032

    Finance

    Salary Range74k - 99k$86k$86,147

    Insurance

    Salary Range70k - 96k$83k$82,938

    Professional

    Salary Range61k - 89k$74k$74,435
    $61k
    $100k

    How Experience Affects Usability Specialist Salaries

    The salary for a usability specialist can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Usability Specialist Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Usability Specialist
    Usability Specialist
    Tumwater, WA
    Tumwater, WA
    01/04/2020
    01/04/2020
    $53,904
    $53,904
    01/04/2020
    Senior Usability Specialist
    Senior Usability Specialist
    Natick, MA
    Natick, MA
    04/06/2018
    04/06/2018
    $109,000
    $109,000
    04/06/2018
    Usability Specialist
    Usability Specialist
    Southfield, MI
    Southfield, MI
    01/15/2018
    01/15/2018
    $86,715
    $86,715
    01/15/2018
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    09/03/2016
    09/03/2016
    $80,000
    $80,000
    09/03/2016
    Usability Specialist
    Usability Specialist
    Dearborn, MI
    Dearborn, MI
    05/19/2016
    05/19/2016
    $86,008
    $86,008
    05/19/2016
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    04/03/2016
    04/03/2016
    $80,000
    $80,000
    04/03/2016
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    03/14/2016
    03/14/2016
    $80,000
    $80,000
    03/14/2016
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Newell Rubbermaid Development LLC
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Staff Usability Specialist
    Santa Clara, CA
    Santa Clara, CA
    03/14/2016
    03/14/2016
    $80,000
    $80,000
    03/14/2016
    Usability Specialist
    Usability Specialist
    Natick, MA
    Natick, MA
    08/04/2015
    08/04/2015
    $83,514
    $83,514
    08/04/2015
    Usability Specialist
    Usability Specialist
    Natick, MA
    Natick, MA
    05/08/2015
    05/08/2015
    $83,514
    $83,514
    05/08/2015