Career Prospects and Earning Potential for UX Professionals [Infographic]

Are you a UX professional? Are you looking to break into the field? UX is currently one of the hottest professions in the digital creative sphere—so it’s essential that you understand what you are worth. You should keep in mind, however, that salaries for UX jobs vary pretty significantly depending on the needs of the hiring company, the requirements of the hiring position, and your own experience level. The new Onward Search UX Jobs Salary Guide provides a great overview 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 states where you can command the highest earning potential as a UX professional include New York, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, and Boston. A UX/UI Developer can earn in the ballpark of 97K-132K in New York and San Francisco, while an Information Architect can make between 110K-160K in these cities.

For full salary ranges for UX professionals by city/job title, be sure to check out the infographic below by Onward Search!

UX Jobs and Salaries Guide

© 2013 Onward Search


Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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