User Experience Designer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$69,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$131,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Airbnb
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Montana
Average Experience Level
1.7 years
How much does a user experience designer make?
The national average salary for a User Experience Designer in the United States is $96,071 per year or $46.19 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $131,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $69,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Some of the states with the best User Experience Designer salaries are Montana, Massachusetts, Washington, New York, and South Dakota. The typical employment for a User Experience Designer is 1.7 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Designer
$67,143

Average User Experience Designer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a User Experience Designer in the United States is $96,071 per year or $46.19 per hour. User Experience Designers make the most in San Francisco, CA at about $101,898 per year. Not only that, San Francisco, CA also has an average entry-level salary of $60,000. Montana, Massachusetts, Washington, New York, and South Dakota are the highest paying states. Mississippi, North Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and South Carolina are the lowest earners.

Map of User Experience Designer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where User Experience Designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average User Experience Designer Salary By Company

User Experience Designers report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Most User Experience Designer jobs are in Technology companies and Technology companies. Companies like Airbnb or Netflix will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like Hulu and Twitter report highly competitive salaries for User Experience Designers.
Company
Average Salary
$151,801
$152k
$143,595
$144k
$141,942
$142k
$141,655
$142k
$135,456
$135k
$135,320
$135k
$129,287
$129k
$128,477
$128k

Average User Experience Designer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a User Experience Designer works in can influence their earning potential. By looking at our data, we can see that Technology companies, Media companies, and Retail companies pay their User Experience Designers well. Salaries for User Experience Designers in Technology companies average $98,259 annually, while Media companies and Retail companies pay $97,010 and $93,189, respectively. The average salary for User Experience Designers in the Professional industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $86,467.
Industry
Average Salary
Technology
Technology
$98,259
$98k
Media
Media
$97,010
$97k
Retail
Retail
$93,189
$93k
Finance
Finance
$91,961
$92k
Professional
Professional
$86,467
$86k

User Experience Designer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

User Experience Designer Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a User Experience Designer can range from $61,202 to $135,371 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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 User Experience Designer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Management Decisions, Inc.
UX Designer
04/20/2020
$100,000
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UX Designer
04/20/2020
$90,000
User Experience Designer
04/18/2020
$90,000
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04/10/2020
$80,000
Magoosh
UX Designer
04/05/2020
$140,500
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03/26/2020
$121,046
User Experience (UX) Designer
03/25/2020
$52,175
Randstad
UX Designer
03/18/2020
$129,394
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$100,000
Randstad
UX Designer
03/11/2020
$79,306
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