Salary Guide for User Experience Jobs Released by Onward Search

New infographic highlights the top U.S. markets for user experience (UX) jobs, the most in demand professions and expected salary ranges by location.

Onward Search, the nation’s leading staffing agency for digital marketing and creative talent, has released the Salary Guide For UX Jobs, the latest installment in its salary and career-based infographic series. The guide can be found online at in the Onward Search Career Center. This informative piece identifies the top twenty U.S. job markets for UX professionals, the most requested job titles in the UX space and the expected salary range for each role by market.

Based on proprietary hiring data obtained from Onward Search’s nationwide client base, the Salary Guide For UX Jobs lists “UX/UI Developer” as the most in-demand profession, representing 38% of all UX job postings over the last year, followed by “UX/UI Designer” and “Information Architect”. It goes on to reveal that New York, NY is the number one location for job availability in the UX field, followed by San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA, according the volume of UX job postings on The guide also indicates that the profession with the highest earning potential is “Information Architect” and lists San Jose, CA and San Francisco, CA as the two highest paying markets according to data from

 “UX professionals are some of the most sought after talent in today’s market,” said Ken Clark, President, Onward Search. “We created the Salary Guide For UX Jobs to share our data with the UX community and give them a resource to aid in the job search process.”

This highly multi-disciplinary field of UX/UI (user interface) focuses on the interaction between users and a system or device. The user experience industry seeks to explore and, in most cases, improve how a person perceives, learns about and uses websites or mobile applications. LinkedIn shows that the number of self-identified UX Designers has grown 12% in the past year. “All of the top companies we work with are searching for some form of UX/UI talent to improve how customers interact with their websites and mobile apps with the goal of creating an optimal user experience. We work closely with our talent to ensure we know where their strengths are to find the best position to suit their particular skill set,” added Terra Childs, Director of Staffing for Onward Search San Francisco. “The UX Guide allows us to demonstrate to our clients and job seekers what is realistic in the market as salaries are very competitive in this space.”

 The Salary Guide For UX Jobs is the sixth installment in an ongoing series of visual guides designed for digital marketing and creative professionals. The goal of the series has been to provide both job seekers and employers with a graphically appealing and easy-to-navigate set of benchmark documents to reference when assessing job opportunities or potential new hires.