User Experience
Career Resources

User Experience professionals are incredibly valuable to any organization developing or improving upon a digital product, because their work directly impacts the user. With that said, it’s easy to see why user experience professionals are so highly sought after. The following resources can help user experience professionals better and more confidently navigate their job market.

User Experience Salary Information

Salaries for user experience professionals can vary but are often in excess of $80K per year, depending on the location.

Top Locations for User Experience Jobs / User Experience Salaries:

RankLocationAverage Salary
1New York, NY$110,800
2San Francisco, CA$110,385
3Jersey City, NJ$105,260
4Boston, MA$102,500
5Atlanta, GA$101,670
6Washington, DC$100,450
7Chicago, IL$98,350
8Houston, TX$92,126
9Charlotte, NC$87,976
10Seattle, WA$87,976
RankLocationAverage Salary
11Los Angeles, CA$87,146
12Philadelphia, PA$85,486
13Dallas, TX$82,996
14San Diego, CA$82,166
15Portland, OR$79,676
16Denver, CO$78,016
17Austin, TX$77,186
18Orlando, FL$72,621
19Minneapolis, MN$71,791
20Phoenix, AZ$68,887

User Experience Job Trends

The number of jobs for user experience professionals has declined since an unprecedented peak in 2012, but jobs still remain high, highlighting the demand for user experience professionals.

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Source: Indeed.com

 

User Experience Tools and Resources

From new creative trends and the latest design software updates, User Experience professionals need to keep up with their evolving industry just as much as they need to know the basics. The websites below offer a range of User Experience tools and resources to assist you in your day-to-day work.

  • WoopraTrack, analyze, and take action on live customer data.
  • NaviewCreate easier navigations through rapid testing.
  • TryMyUIHear what users are thinking as they use your site.
  • AttenseeHeatmaps that tell you where visitors are looking on your page.
  • UXPinA drag and drop design and wireframe editor.
  • Wireframe.ccA minimalist wireframing service.

User Experience Organizations

If you’re interested in networking with other user experience professionals or you just want to find those that share your love of user experience, these organizations and groups will make it easy to connect with others.

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