When posting jobs for UX, UI, and Product Designers, companies often need to know how to describe these jobs. Below is a list of UX Designer job descriptions for Student, Junior, Mid-Level, Senior, and Lead designers.

Rates for designers are highly dependent upon the region within the world designers are located. The ranges noted are worldwide ranges that lean towards US pricing. There is room for variation within these rates, especially for outsourced designers.

Student UX Designer

Job Titles

  • UX Design Intern
  • UX Design apprentice

Student UX Designer Experience

  • Basic understanding of the design process
    • Broadly understands the process of identifying and addressing core UX problems in a design project.
    • Broadly understands the process for approaching a design job.
  • Basic understanding of at least one UX design tool
  • Can name at least 2 methods of research and how to use it
  • Can define UX and what it means to them.
  • Broadly understands the roles of different team members in a development project.

Student UX Designer Job Tasks

  • Partner with other designers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, Data Scientists, Researchers, and Content Strategists to define problems and goals, map user flows, prototype interactions, and create new products and services.
  • Produce designs that reflect a visual design language or brand guidelines. Understand typography, color, grid, and composition.
  • Execute a range of styles with a consistent but unrestricted, aesthetic personality/voice.
  • Give and solicit feedback from designers and cross-disciplinary partners.
  • Can deliver wireframes, prototypes, and other assets in a timely manner.

Student UX Designer Average Base Salary:

  • Contract or Freelance: $8 – $12 per hour
  • Full-Time: $12,000 – $35,000

Junior UX Designer

Job Titles

  • Junior UX Designer, Junior Product Designer, Entry Level UX Designer

Junior UX Designer Experience

  • 1 – 3 years of experience
  • Basic understanding of the design process
    • Understands the process of identifying and addressing core UX problems in a design project.
    • Understands the process for approaching a design job.
  • Basic understanding of at least one of the following UX design tools:
    • Figma
    • Adobe XD
    • Sketch
    • Invision
  • At least 4 real-world projects were completed. These may be a part of a single system if the designer has only worked at one company.
  • Can name at least 3 methods of research and explain when and how those tools should be used.
  • Can define UX and what it means to them.
  • Can list the roles of different team members in a development project and explain their functions.

Junior UX Designer Job Tasks

  • Conduct user research, interviews, and surveys, translating them into wireframes, mockups, and prototypes optimized for native and web.
  • Facilitate UX vision by working with MVPs conceptualizing, visualizing, and communicating ideas throughout the lifecycle.
  • Take a Lean UX user-centric design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
  • Use research, analytics, and metrics to make informed design decisions.
  • Identify design problems and create solutions.
  • Prepare digital assets for the development team.
  • Be able to take direction from more senior designers and finish tasks and projects within the deadline.

Junior UX Designer Pay ranges:

  • Contract or Freelance: $15 – $25 per hour
  • Full-Time: $35,000 – $65,000

Mid-Level UX Designer

Job Titles

  • Mid-Level UX Designer
  • Mid-Level Product Designer

Mid-Level UX Designer Experience

  • 4-6 years of experience
  • Proficient in one or more branches of UX
  • Have proficient knowledge of UX tools, processes, UI patterns, and design systems
  • Have a complete knowledge of the design process
  • Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles, web design best practices, visual trends, and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience designing for multiple devices and responsive design.
  • The ability to communicate ideas and designs through sketches and simple flow diagrams.
  • Ability to take criticism of designs and explain the ‘why’ behind design concepts and ideas.
  • Ensure projects are completed professionally and within a timely manner
  • Have a portfolio demonstrating a history of creating intuitive and simple customer-focused design
  • Know who and when to collaborate with other members of your team

Mid-Level UX Designer Job Tasks

  • Deliver high-quality experiences that meet the needs of the user
  • Working closely with the developers to ensure the highest quality is delivered
  • Transform design and business requirements into wireframes and specifications.
  • Contribute to the creation, adoption, and improvement of design patterns and guidelines and ensure their consistent expression across various touch points.
  • Work closely with product managers, engineers, and other team members to identify and plan project requirements and conceptualize ideas.
  • Proactively leverage quantitative and qualitative data to take an evidence-based approach.

Mid-Level UX Designer Pay ranges:

  • Contract or Freelance: $25 and $55 per hour
  • Full-Time: $65,000 – $90,000

Senior Level UX Designer

Job Titles

  • Senior Level UX Designer
  • Senior Designer
  • Senior Product Designer
  • UX Consultant

Senior Level UX Designer Experience

  • 7 – 15 years of experience
  • Takes a step back and see things from a broader perspective and manages projects if needed
  • Communicate effectively with clients and stakeholders about the team’s design decisions 
  • Can handle several tasks and possible projects without becoming overwhelmed
  • Take the role of a mentor to more junior designers
  • Can develop UX architecture
  • Can help the team create UX processes and process management systems
  • Portfolio demonstrating deep-level UX / interaction and visual design experience
  • Engagement throughout the product lifecycle, from discovery/ideation and research, through implementation, as well as the continuous improvement of the product.

Senior Level UX Designer Job Tasks

  • Strategize and execute the product vision by being heavily involved in the end-to-end product design process.
  • Create and present a variety of design deliverables (sketches, wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and data visualizations) in a way that engenders confidence in you and your solutions within the team and the greater organization.
  • Has a complete understanding of design and development processes in the build of projects.
  • Design and deliver responsive/adaptive solutions that are optimized for web and mobile interfaces and partner with engineers to translate designs into successful products.
  • Plan and conduct UX research, user testing, and drawing insights.
  • Create process flow charts, wireframes, and interactive prototypes.
  • Define accessible, inclusive, and highly-usable interactions without sacrificing aesthetics.
  • Provide feedback to engineering teams during implementation to ensure designs are built to spec.
  • Iterate on designs based on UX review, stakeholder feedback, and developmental constraints.

Senior Level UX Designer Pay Ranges:

  • Contract or Freelance: $55 – $120 per hour
  • Full-time: $90,000 – $150,000

Lead UX Designer

Job Titles

  • Lead UX Designer
  • UX Lead 
  • Product Design Lead
  • Director of Design
  • Director of UX

Lead UX Designer Experience

  • 15 years+ of experience
  • Lead design projects, establish and update UX design processes and mentor junior and senior designers.
  • Act as interim managers who guide the entire design UX team with several seniors, mid-level, and junior designers below them. 
  • Manage entire UX projects and teams
  • Expert-level understanding and communication of UX
  • Large portfolio of UX-focused work samples for web and mobile applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.

Lead UX Designer Job Tasks

  • Provide leadership, direction, and mentorship for a team of UX Designers.
  • Manage all design aspects of a project from start to finish and own the end-to-end user experience of a project.
  • Conduct interviews, competitive research, design explorations, and strategic analysis.
  • Deliver a complete UX and visual design framework (through partnerships with art directors, copywriters, and dev teams) to the engineering team.
  • Map design decisions to key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Manage budgets
  • Responsible for the development of UX strategy, user journeys, and innovative user experiences across a wide variety of channels and digital platforms.

Lead UX Designer Pay Ranges:

  • Contract or Freelance: $120 – $200 per hour
  • Full-time: $140,00 – $250,000