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Graphic Designer, Web Salary

For Web Graphic Designers, yearly average wages total $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 $5K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Web Graphic Designers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Web Graphic Designers (50 percent) survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,658 - $62,530
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$63K
MEDIAN: $41,726
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90%

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$11.03 - $28.34
(Median)
$11
$16
$28
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,658 - $62,530  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,066  
Profit Sharing
$606 - $5,128  
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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$25,841 - $63,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 580
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
$11.03 - $28.34  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $40.12  
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 - $3,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$606 - $5,128  
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).
)
$25,841 - $63,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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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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Web Graphic Designers may progress into high-paying roles like Creative Director, where median compensation is $82K annually. Web Graphic Designers most often move into positions as Web Designer & Developers or Senior Web Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $5K higher and $24K higher, respectively.

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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, Design, Graphic Design, and Dreamweaver are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use. Most people familiar with Adobe Illustrator also know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. As Web Graphic Designers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $53K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Graphic Designers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 51 percent greater than the national average. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+26 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Web Graphic Designers in Tampa earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

Flash
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

Web Design
up arrow 2%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

e-Commerce
up arrow 1%

HTML
0%

National Average
$41,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Illustration
up arrow 1%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 201 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
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 29%
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