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Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Web Graphic Designers in the United States can expect wages of $42K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Web Graphic Designers bottoms out near $26K and approaches $62K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Web Graphic Designers (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,792 - $61,927
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,639
10%
50%
90%

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$10.89 - $27.18
(Median)
$11
$16
$27
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
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
$29,792 - $61,927  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,084  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,106  
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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$25,750 - $62,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 603
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
$10.89 - $27.18  
   
Overtime
$15.60 - $40.10  
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 - $3,084  
   
Profit Sharing
$608 - $5,106  
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).
)
$25,750 - $62,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 322

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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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As Web Graphic Designers transition into upper-level roles such as Creative Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Creative Directors earn $82K on average per year. 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 $24K 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 Dreamweaver, Flash, Graphic Design, and Web Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use. It is often found that people who know Adobe Illustrator are also skilled in HTML.

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. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $38K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $43K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $45K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Web Graphic Designers that is 43 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Atlanta (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Web Graphic Designers in Tampa take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$40,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries


Flash
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Web Design
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

e-Commerce
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 222 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%