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.

$33,592 - $67,407
$34K
$46K
$67K
MEDIAN: $45,824
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90%

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$11.71 - $29.87
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$30
MEDIAN: $17.58
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$33,592 - $67,407  
   
Bonus
$486.45 - $5,132  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$28,710 - $66,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 342
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.71 - $29.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$17.50 - $36.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$486.45 - $5,132  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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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$28,710 - $66,894  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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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

  • 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


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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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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Survey takers working as Web Graphic Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Web Development, Cascading Style Sheets, and Illustration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Wordpress, HTML, and Graphic Design. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Graphic Design and HTML.

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

National Average: $43,779

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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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Key Stats for Graphic Designer, Web

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

▲60%

▲21%

▲11%

National Average
$44,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

▲17%



▲3%


Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼1%

▼1%

▼2%




▼3%

▼4%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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