I'm thinking aloud here, and wanted to hear some other opinions..
I'm an MFA Interaction Design graduate student doing my first internship as a UX designer. One of our clients planted a seed in my head that maybe I shouldn't finish my graduate program and just get into the job market, and that seed has taken root.
I had my first interview with a company who is very much interested in me. I am originally from Boston, MA and I'm currently living in Spain. The company is in Austin, TX. They wanted my salary requirements but I'm really not sure what to give them. Based on the research I've done It seems that 62k would be an accurate figure. As an intern in Boston I made 33/hour or about 67k per year equivalent. I have 2 years of experience (2 internships in Human Factors) and a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering specializing in Human Factors Engineering.
I'm researching UX salaries in the US, and wondering if there are any good suggestions out there!
So far I've found the UPA's 2009 Salary Survey (free version) and AIGA 2010 Salary Survey to be helpful. The respondents in the UPA Salary Survey are mostly from Advertising and Software companies, and the AIGA sample set seems more general design oriented, less about UX. I'm especially interested in UX Designer and Director level salaries for cutting edge multimedia products/companies.
A quick announcement and reminder that the 9th Annual Coroflot
Designer Salary Survey is currently open, but will be closing down at
midnight EST on Thursday, October 29.
Although there are a number of surveys that include IxD salaries,
Coroflot's is unique in the breadth of other design disciplines it
encompasses, offering a rare chance to view IxD in the context of the
creative professions overall.
The presence of the IxD field on the Survey, and on Coroflot as a
whole, has been growing dramatically over the past few years, so
we're eager to get as many responses as possible.
I am increasing the size of a user-centered design team am considering
additional UXD folks. I am curious about your ideas and feelings about a
taboo subject. Does anyone feel like they have experience or their mind
around how to best add ³junior² UXD folks to an existing UCD team. Typical
or expected salary (Southeast US: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC),
delineation of tasks, etc. Having a hard time finding relevant info/data to
support hiring the right folks.
I want to know how much you are getting paid!
My company is looking at some staffing ramp-up, based on some possible
marketing decisions. Just interested to see what you guys think the
going rates for the following web personalities would be (by hour or
Sr Web Interface Designer (Designs html prototypes, visual interfaces
and interaction of web-based applications. Designs and evaluates
visual human interfaces utilizing user-centered design principles.)
Sr. Web Developer (Implements the user interface design. Creates
production ready screens for engineering dev.
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If you have not yet participated in our survey of salaries and consulting
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