If you are new to tech, you might have just discovered UI/ UX design and want to pursue that career path. But what is the starting salary for entry level UX/UI designers?
In this article, I will provide definitions for UI/ UX design as well as starting salary information from around the world.
What is UX design?
The term User Experience refers to how users interact with a product or service. Whenever you login into a website, or play a game on your phone, your interaction with that application is considered user experience.
If you find a product to be easy to use and understand, then that would be considered a positive user experience. But if the product is confusing and frustrating then that would be considered a negative user experience.
If you want to learn more about UX design, and find resources to start learning, then I would suggest reading my article on What is UX Design?
What is UI design?
The term User Interface refers to the look and feel of a product. For digital products, UI design focuses on all visual aspects including fonts, colors, spacing, responsive design and more.
Good UI design is considered to be simple, easy to understand and consistent. You don't want users to have to struggle with navigating through the product because it is not intuitive.
Bad UI design is considered to be inconsistent and difficult to understand. If users are confronted with low quality images, inconsistent fonts or poor contrast in visual content, then the user will want to leave the product as soon as possible.
If you are interested in learning the fundamentals of UI design, then I would suggest reading through this Per Harald Borgen article.
Resources to start learning UI/UX design
Here is a list of resources to learn UI/UX design.
- Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design
- The 2019 UI Design Crash Course for Beginners
- Figma Tutorial – A Free UI Design/Prototyping Tool
- UXpin: Free UX Ebooks
Salaries around the world for UI/UX designers
In this section, I will show you some salaries from around the around for entry level UI/UX designers.
This data was pulled from indeed.com, payscale.com, and ZipRecruiter.
This data represents the national average. If you want data for your specific city, then you can search for that in these job sites.
This data was pulled from ZipRecruiter.
This data was pulled from payscale.com and is in MXN currency.
This data was pulled from uk.talent.com. The average entry level salaries for UI/UX designers would start at £35,000.
Other Countries around the world
If you want to explore other UX salaries from around the world, you can look into https://uxdesignersalaries.com/
You can also use popular job sites in your area, to find out the average entry level salary for UI/UX designers.
I hope you enjoyed this article and best of luck on your UI/UX journey.