Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Median pay for Web Graphic Designers in the United States is around $42K per year. In the world of Web Graphic Designers, total cash compensation can vary between $26K and $63K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $7K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Web Graphic Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women Web Graphic Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority.

$29,916 - $63,549
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $42,310
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$11.57 - $28.61
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary 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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,916 - $63,549  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,923  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,498  
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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$26,429 - $63,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 525
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.57 - $28.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$17.27 - $38.04  
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
$0.00 - $3,923  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $7,498  
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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$26,429 - $63,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 278
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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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Though some Web Graphic Designers move into positions like Creative Director (where the average salary is $82K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Web Graphic Designer is to become a Web Designer & Developer or a Senior Web Designer. Compared to Web Graphic Designers, the first group earns $5K more on average, and the second group earns $23K more.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Survey results imply that Web Graphic Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Flash, Dreamweaver, Design, and Cascading Style Sheets are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in HTML and Graphic Design. Most people experienced in Adobe Illustrator also know 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. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $39K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $43K. Web Graphic Designers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,949

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Web Graphic Designers that is 58 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+39 percent), New York (+38 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Web Graphic Designers is geography, with workers in Tampa earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Rochester and Madison (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

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Dreamweaver
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Design
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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Web Development
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JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Illustration
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HTML
0%

Adobe Illustrator
0%

Adobe InDesign
0%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Photoshop
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e-Commerce
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 151 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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