HFI Usability Salary Survey
September 26, 2003
Thank you for participating in HFI's Salary Survey of usability practitioners. We are happy to inform you of the following results.
Note: We were not able to draw any conclusions internationally due to small sample sizes for each country and diverse positions and currencies. (Other countries included UK, Switzerland, Sweden, S. Africa, Portugal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, India, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and Vanuatu.)
With the US respondents
working in the commercial sector of the economy, three factors appear
to influence compensation:
1. Analysis by
years of commercial experience:
Number of years of experience in the "over 10 years" category (i.e., 10, 15, 20, or 25 years) did not appear to additionally effect compensation.
2. Analysis by
Analysis by primary activity:
Other primary activity groups were too small to encourage conclusions. They included:
1. Job title does
not appear to correlate with compensation, with the exception of the "Manager"
2. As you might expect,
practitioners in California, New York City area, and Massachusetts appear
to be more highly compensated.
Sample sizes for states were too small to be useful, and other sources suggest that urban vs. rural in the same state is an important distinction, next time we will ask for geographical data differently.