Graphic Designer, Web Salary

The average Web Graphic Designer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $42K annually. Total cash compensation for Web Graphic Designers runs from $26K to $63K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $3K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Graphic Designers. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly more than half. Women Web Graphic Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men.

$29,582 - $62,427
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$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,778
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$11.07 - $29.85
(Median)
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$16
$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,582 - $62,427  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,035  
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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$25,704 - $63,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 578
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.07 - $29.85  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $39.43  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,035  
   
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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$25,704 - $63,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 306
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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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It's not very common for Web Graphic Designers to move on to become Creative Directors. Average pay for a Creative Director is $82K 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 $24K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Flash, Graphic Design, Design, and Dreamweaver are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 6 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay 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.


For Web Graphic Designers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $38K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. On average, Web Graphic Designers make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Web Graphic Designers who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $52K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Graphic Designers, 51 percent higher than the national average. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+44 percent), New York (+25 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Web Graphic Designers in Tampa report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 24 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay.

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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
up arrow 4%

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

e-Commerce
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Web Development
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Adobe InDesign
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 191 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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