Graphic Designer, Web Salary
Earnings for Web Graphic Designers in the United States come in at around $46K annually on average. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by slightly more than half. For the most part, Web Graphic Designers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$33,592 - $67,407|
|Bonus||$486.45 - $5,132|
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|$28,710 - $66,894|
|Hourly Rate||$11.71 - $29.87|
|Overtime||$17.50 - $36.55|
|Bonus||$486.45 - $5,132|
|Total Pay (||$28,710 - $66,894|
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.Read More...
Web graphic designer must have great communication skills to work with company leaders to convey the tone of the company to the public. A web graphic designer's duties include choosing a website’s font, layout, and colors. They are well-versed in the latest web trends and possess business acumen, as they must understand the company's target audience. They must be able to manage their time for long- term projects. They have an acute visual flair. Since the internet is such a rapidly changing field, web graphic designers must be stay abreast of the latest technologies and web tools at all times.
Most employers prefer a web graphic designer with a bachelor's degree. A fine arts degree at a university is ideal, as is a balance between studio and classroom lecture time. Many web graphic designers also opt to have an associate's degree or certificate in graphic design or studio art. A web graphic designer's working environment is usually a company's marketing department, but some work in dedicated design studios.
Graphic Designer, Web Tasks
- Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
- Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
- Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.
Common Career Paths for Graphic Designer, Web
Web Graphic Designers do not often transition into Creative Director roles. The role averages $83K per year. Web Graphic Designers go on to become Web Designers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $42K. Web Graphic Designers who move into a Web Designer & Developer role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $46K.
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Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Web Graphic Designers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $49K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. Web Graphic Designers see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Web Graphic Designers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $70K.
Pay Difference by Location
Web Graphic Designers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 35 percent. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+35 percent), Boston (+29 percent), Atlanta (+18 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 29 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Madison and Indianapolis (19 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).
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