Salaries//San Francisco, CA//Senior UX Designer

Senior UX Designer salary in San Francisco, CA

Average Base Salary in San Francisco, CA

$161,717
$14,571
Additional Cash Compensation
$176,288
Total Compensation
Median: 157,000
Min: $135K
Max: $220K

How Much Does a Senior UX Designer Make in San Francisco, CA?

The average salary for a Senior UX Designer in San Francisco, CA is $161,717. The average additional cash compensation for a Senior UX Designer in San Francisco, CA is $14,571. The average total compensation for a Senior UX Designer in San Francisco, CA is $176,288. Senior UX Designer salaries are based on responses gathered by Built In from anonymous Senior UX Designer employees in San Francisco, CA.

Senior UX Designer
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best-paying cities for Senior UX Designer

The metropolitan areas that pay the highest salaries for software engineers are Fort Collins, Princeton-Trenton, Colorado, San Francisco and Remote.
City NameAverage SalaryCompared to National Average
Fort Collins$233,810
+ 49% (118,252)
Princeton-Trenton$185,000
+ 36% (118,252)
Colorado, CO$176,905
+ 33% (118,252)
San Francisco, CA$161,717
+ 27% (118,252)
Remote$139,366
+ 15% (118,252)
New York City, NY$130,405
+ 9% (118,252)
Seattle, WA$129,737
+ 9% (118,252)
Boston, MA$127,123
+ 7% (118,252)
Los Angeles, CA$126,774
+ 7% (118,252)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN$125,444
+ 6% (118,252)

Senior UX Designer Salary by gender

The average Senior UX Designer salary for women is $166,429 and the average Senior UX Designer salary for men is $172,050.

Senior UX Designer Salary by Years of Experience

The average salary for a Senior UX Designer with 7+ years of experience is $160,320.

Senior UX Designer Salary ranges

The most common Senior UX Designer salary in San Francisco, CA is between $160k - $170k.

Average Design + UX salaries in San Francisco, CA

Job TitleAverage SalarySalary Range
Senior Graphic Designer$85,000
Min: $85K
Max: $85K
Visual Designer$104,182
Min: $75K
Max: $135K
UI Designer$109,916
Min: $85K
Max: $180K
UX Designer$129,655
Min: $78K
Max: $208K
Web Designer$134,000
Min: $100K
Max: $168K
Senior UI Designer$136,000
Min: $127K
Max: $146K
Art Director$146,870
Min: $105K
Max: $193K
UX Researcher$150,237
Min: $85K
Max: $220K
Product Designer$155,724
Min: $91K
Max: $330K
Senior UX Designer$161,717
Min: $135K
Max: $220K
Design Director$189,123
Min: $140K
Max: $250K
Senior Product Designer$193,750
Min: $165K
Max: $215K
Creative Director$207,077
Min: $149K
Max: $236K
Creative Chief Officer$250,538
Min: $180K
Max: $425K

FAQ

Q:

What does a senior UX designer do?

A.
Senior UX designers develop products by conducting user research and collaborating with different teams to create a unified product strategy.
Q:

How to become a senior UX designer?

A.
Senior UX designers typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, graphic design or a related field. To get to more senior roles, UX designers usually start in entry-level junior UX and mid-level UX designer roles and work their way up.
Q:

How much does a senior UX designer make?

A.

The salary range for a senior UX designer is $40K-$215K. The average salary for a Senior UX Designer in San Francisco, CA is $161,717.

Career Info

Senior UX Designer jobs in San Francisco, CA

Skills that affect Senior UX Designer salaries in San Francisco, CA

1
Adobe Creative Suite
8% have this skill
2
Information Architecture
4% have this skill
3
Wireframing
2% have this skill
4
Interaction Design
2% have this skill
5
User Flows
2% have this skill
6
Prototyping
2% have this skill

Average Senior UX Designer Salary by Company Size

People with the job title Senior UX Designer make the most at companies with 11-50 employees, earning $160,000 on average.

Recent Senior UX Designer salaries in San Francisco, CA

$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Staff UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$24,500 in additional cash compensation
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$220,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead Product Designer reported a yearly salary of $220,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$191,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $191,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$190,000
Yearly Salary
A Lead UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $190,000 with +$15,000 in additional cash compensation
7+ Years of Experience
Female
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
1-5 Reports
$198,500
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $198,500
3-5 Years of Experience
Male
1,000+ Employees
San Francisco, CA
$137,000
Yearly Salary
A UX Manager reported a yearly salary of $137,000
5-7 Years of Experience
Female
51-200 Employees
San Francisco, CA
1-5 Reports
$172,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $172,000
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$164,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $164,000
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$146,003
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $146,003 with +$14,000 in additional cash compensation
3-5 Years of Experience
Female
1-10 Employees
San Francisco, CA
$161,000
Yearly Salary
A Senior UX Designer reported a yearly salary of $161,000
501-1,000 Employees
San Francisco, CA