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Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Pay for Web Graphic Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $42K per year. Cash earnings for Web Graphic Designers — including $4K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $25K to $63K depending on individual performance. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men working as Web Graphic Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,700 - $61,642
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,616
10%
50%
90%

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$10.65 - $29.84
(Median)
$11
$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,700 - $61,642  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,045  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $4,966  
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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$25,440 - $62,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 647
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $29.84  
   
Overtime
$16.08 - $40.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $4,966  
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).
)
$25,440 - $62,726  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 346
United States (change)

Job Description for Graphic Designer, Web

A graphic designer is required to produce web promotions, images and graphics with the use of design software for brands, businesses, websites and individual clients. Graphic designers are required to ensure creative elements that are used within final designs are relevant to the brand that is being promoted. Understanding a variety of design techniques is essential to finding success as a graphic designer whether building website layouts, marketing materials or promotions for a specific brand or business. Working as a graphic designer not only requires an innate understanding of formatting, typography and graphic element placement; it also requires extraordinary communication skills when working with clients on an individual basis. Designing relevant materials for brands can be done with the latest graphic design software and tools, which is a requirement for all professional graphic designers.

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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 who go on to become Creative Directors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Creative Directors is $81K annually. Typical career progression for a Web Graphic Designer involves becoming a Web Designer & Developer or a Senior Web Designer, roles that pay $5K more and $23K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Web Graphic Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Design, Dreamweaver, Web Design, and Graphic Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use. Those familiar with Adobe Illustrator also tend to know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. Web Graphic Designers bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $48K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Web Graphic Designers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 42 percent above the national average. Web Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), Atlanta (+19 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 25 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

Design
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Web Design
up arrow 3%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 3%

e-Commerce
up arrow 2%

Flash
up arrow 2%

HTML
0%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
0%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 248 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%