How much do you make as a designer?

Capital One / DesignETF189
Aug 5, 2018 16 Comments

Especially curious to see if our most senior designers can command similar TC as our non-design colleagues.

3YOE / TC ~$95k / NoVA

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  • Amazon Planck
    More than $500k? Jony Ive, is that you?
    Aug 5, 20180
  • Capital One / DesignETF189
    OP
    Any of the $300k+ comp leaders care to share how they got there? Do you work for a FANG, start your own company, or do something else?
    Aug 5, 20183
    • Adobe qDOS6886
      I know that Netflix pays 200-300K+ for some of their designers
      Aug 5, 2018
    • Amazon Beebos 🐝
      With stock appreciation, Amazon is in that range as well.
      Aug 9, 2018
    • Amazon / DesignThreeNine
      +1
      Aug 10, 2018
  • LinkedIn Bdheidojr
    One of my friends is a senior designer at LinkedIn and makes over 300k.
    Aug 5, 20183
    • Capital One / DesignETF189
      OP
      Nice! How many years of experience do you think they have?
      Aug 5, 2018
    • LinkedIn Bdheidojr
      About 5 yrs experience w/ masters degree in HCI.
      Aug 5, 2018
    • WordStream / DesignuvaM26
      how sway
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Tesla erlO56
    TC: base+rsu+bonus= $310k 6yoe
    6d2
    • Capital One / Design257jdx
      Nice! Did you negotiate? Any tips for other designers to get to your level?
      6d
    • Tesla erlO56
      Update: took an offer elsewhere.
      TC: $360k

      I did negotiate the RSU. Base was higher after additional negotiation.

      Tip wise, nothing unexpected; be able to deliver solid UX from end to end, be a team player and have solid reference. Being able to do both UX and UI as well. Having manager experience helps.
      6d
  • Yelp j7f8jsv38
    2.5 years at my current company (first job out of college), $195k TC ($120k base)
    Oct 18, 20181
    • Capital One / DesignETF189
      OP
      Nice man! I just moved; now making $130k in NoVA. Are you in Bay Area?
      Oct 19, 2018
  • Uber kylojen
    around 275k annual TC (not an exact number). Sr level
    Aug 12, 20181

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