Staff (Lead) Product Designer
- London, UK
- £115,000 - £150,000
What is the average salary for a Product Designer in the UK? We've analysed the 41 Product Design jobs posted since 2023 on UX Gigs. Read on to find out how that compares by seniority and city.
Last updated 04/02/2023.
The average salary for a Product Designer in the UK is £71,828. This is based on 41 Product Design jobs posted on UX Gigs.
A midweight Product Designer typically has about 3-5 years experience. As their expertise grows, so does the averagesalary. A midweight Product Designer can typically expect a salary of £59,167* on average.
*Based on 3 jobs.
A senior Product Designer typically has about 8+ years experience. Not only are senior Product Designer's experienced in their craft, but their responsibilites are also greater. A senior Product Designer can typically expect a salary of £76,617* on average.
*Based on 12 jobs.
A lead Product Designer is often responsible for the design for a particular team and may manage a team of designers. A leadProduct Designer can typically expect a salary of £89,861* on average.
*Based on 9 jobs.
The salaries in London are typically higher due to higher living costs. That is no exception for Product Design, where the average salary for a Product Designer is £74,634*.
*Based on 24 jobs.
Whilst salaries in Manchester are lower compared to London, so too are the living costs. The average salary for a Product Designer in Manchester is about £37,375* .
*Based on 4 jobs.
The boom in remote design jobs has been a real benefit for Product Design jobs, bringing in higher salaries with the flexibility of working anywhere in the country. The average remote Product Designer salary in the UK is £72,958*.
*Based on 13 jobs.
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A product designer, as the name implies, is responsible for the design of a product, be that physical or digital. Given that UX Gigs is focused on the digital design space, we'll focus on digital product designers.
From a digital perspective, a product designer will be responsible for the design and experience of digital products. This includes Software as a Service (SaaS), apps and internal software tools.
A product designer is often involved in all areas of the design process. Be that generating early ideas, creating wireframes and prototypes, running user research sessions and testing, or crafting high-fidelity UI designs.
A product designer's goal is to create a successful product. One that provides an amazing experience for the user whilst also meeting commercial goals.
There are many similarities between product and UX design. Both roles involve understanding the user, creating wireframes and prototypes and testing ideas.
One big difference between the two is their priorities. A product designer is responsible for creating a successful product from a design perspective. This means considering user needs and the user experience (both critical for a successful product) but balancing that with commercial goals.
A UX designer is responsible for the user experience and addressing their needs. The reality is that speaking from personal experience, a UX designer will still need to be aware of commercial goals and limitations even if it isn't their main focus.
Some companies will also separate UX design, UI design and User Research disciplines. In this case, the UX designer won't be involved in designing the user interface or conducting user research and instead will focus on ideas, user flows and generating wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes.