How much does a Principal UX Designer make? The average Principal UX Designer salary is $121,509 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $108,346 and $148,972. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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IntellectFaces, Inc. - Norfolk , VA
UIUX Designer Norfolk VA - 12 Months contract UIUX industry experience working on complex Web andor ... User Centered Design UCD - 1 day ago
FRG Technology Consulting - Arlington , VA
UX Designer 130K Arlington, VA We are seeking a UIUX Designer who will work cross-functionally with our Product Development and client-service teams to co-lead the design direction for our product ... - 6 days ago
Satsyil Corporation - Reston , VA
Satsyil Corp is seeking a highly creative, energetic UI UX designer with a passion for creating intuitive and enjoyable front-end experiences for our enterprise web applications. Responsibilities ... - 6 days ago
Innovative Emergency Management - Norfolk , VA
UIUX Designers also capture and formulate final articulation of user needs that will define the broader user experience by gathering and incorporating end-user feedback from user interviews ... - 5 days ago
Brevco Services - Norfolk , VA
... Designer UIUX industry experience working on complex Web andor mobile application designs Strong experience in the development of artifacts such as sketches, prototypes, high-fidelity mock-ups ... - 12 days ago
Leidos - Reston , VA
As a UX/UI Designer, you will work with a team of developers, requirements managers, and product owners supporting programs with the design, creation, and maintenance of our rich client-side ...
Appcast Agency - 41 days ago

Principal UX Designer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal UX Designer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal UX Designer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $151,887
Washington, DC $135,264
Miami, FL $118,290
Chicago, IL $128,908
Boston, MA $136,904
New York, NY $146,176
Dallas, TX $120,719
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What is the average salary for Principal UX Designer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal UX Designer in the United States. The base salary for Principal UX Designer ranges from $108,346 to $148,972 with the average base salary of $121,509. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $119,828 to $232,795 with the average total cash compensation of $162,817.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $121,509 $108,346 - $148,972
Bonus $41,308 $11,483 - $83,822
Total Pay $162,817 $119,828 - $232,795
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What's the difference between UX Designer and Principal UX Designer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Principal UX Designer is $121,509, and the average salary of UX Designer is $83,629. The average salary of UX Designer is lower than Principal UX Designer. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Principal UX Designer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Principal UX Designer. a Principal UX Designer Salary in New Britain, CT is $131,231 as of October 28, 2020; a Principal UX Designer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $128,134 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Principal UX Designer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal UX Designer?
Salary ranges for a Principal UX Designer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 )

Last Update: October 28, 2020