Are you a User Experience (UX) professional or considering to enter the field? UX is currently one of the hottest professions in the creative digital sphere—and so it is critical that you understand your worth. The truth of the matter, however, is that salaries for UX professionals vary pretty significantly based on the needs of the hiring company, the specific requirements of the position, and your level of experience. The brand new Onward Search Salary Guide offers a terrific snapshot of the best job markets, the most in-demand job titles, and salary ranges for UX professionals.
The most in-demand UX professions include UX/UI Developer (38%), UX/UI Designer (33%), Information Architect (9%), Visual Designer (7%), UX Researcher (3%), UX Mobile Developer (2%), and various “other” titles (8%). The breakdown of job titles is based on the number of job orders Onward Search has received over the past year from companies and agencies. Generally speaking, the best landing spots for UX professionals—purely from a salary perspective—include New York, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, and Boston.
A UX/UI designer can expect to make in the ballpark of 92K-131K in New York and between 93K-132K in San Francisco. An Information Architect can expect to make somewhere between 110K and 160K in the same cities. A great UX Mobile Developer should expect to make between 100K and 150K in New York, San Francisco, and San Jose. For full salary ranges for UX professionals by city/job title, check out the infographic below by Onward Search!
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