Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Median pay for Web Graphic Designers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Total cash compensation to Web Graphic Designers approaches anywhere from $26K on the lower end to $63K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $3K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Women make up a slight majority of Web Graphic Designers (51 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and just over a half have dental, as well.

$29,582 - $62,275
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$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,778
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$11.02 - $30.08
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$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,582 - $62,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,224  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,673 - $63,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.02 - $30.08  
   
Overtime
$16.25 - $39.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $6,224  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,673 - $63,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 299
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Job Description for Graphic Designer, Web

A web graphic designer is a multimedia web specialist who helps create and design websites for companies. These sites convey the company's overall message to the public. These designers must be able to communicate the company's philosophy and culture in words, sounds, applications, pictures, videos, colors, and other visual and audio methods. They are creative individuals who are knowledgeable in the latest multimedia software applications and products, as well as design techniques. Web graphic designers often either work for a company on a freelance basis or in their marketing department. Many are self-employed.

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Graphic Designer, Web Tasks

  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.

Common Career Paths for Graphic Designer, Web


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Web Graphic Designers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Creative Director. The latter position pays an average of $82K annually. Web Graphic Designers typically move into roles as Web Designer & Developers or Senior Web Designers, and those positions pay $5K more and $24K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Survey results imply that Web Graphic Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, Graphic Design, Design, and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Adobe Illustrator also tend to know HTML and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Web Graphic Designers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $38K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $43K. Web Graphic Designers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. As Web Graphic Designers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 60 percent, Web Graphic Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+44 percent), New York (+26 percent), Atlanta (+22 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Web Graphic Designers in Tampa earn salaries far below the national average by 24 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

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Graphic Design
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Design
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Web Design
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Dreamweaver
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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JavaScript
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Illustration
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HTML
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

e-Commerce
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Web Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 184 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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