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NY lists most UX jobs; San Jose, Calif. pays best

May 31 2013

New York counts the most user experience (UX)-related job postings but San Jose, Calif., pays the highest salaries, according to the Onward Search UX Jobs Salary Guide produced by Onward Search, a staffing agency serving the digital marketing and creative talent sectors. UX/UI (user interface) developer is the most in-demand UX profession.

The top locales for UX-related jobs, based on the number of jobs postings on SimplyHired.com over the past year, as reported by Onward Search, include:

  1. New York
  2. San Francisco
  3. Seattle
  4. San Jose, Calif.
  5. Boston
  6. Chicago
  7. Atlanta
  8. Austin, Texas
  9. Washington, D.C.

The most in-demand UX professions, based on the number of job orders Onward Search has received over the past year, include:

  • UX/UI developer: 38 percent
  • UX/UI designer: 33 percent
  • Information architect: 9 percent
  • Other: 8 percent
  • Visual designer: 7 percent
  • UX researcher: 3 percent
  • UX mobile developer: 2 percent

Salary ranges for UX/UI designers by city include:

  1. San Jose, Calif.: $97,000-$137,000
  2. San Francisco: $93,000-$132,000
  3. New York: $92,000-$131,000
  4. Boston: $87,000-$122,000
  5. Washington, D.C.: $83,000-$118,000


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