Graphic Designer, Web Salary

The average Web Graphic Designer in the United States earns approximately $42K per year. Overall cash earnings for Web Graphic Designers stretch from $26K on the lower end to $63K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Women Web Graphic Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Graphic Designers.

$29,916 - $63,549
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $42,310
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$11.57 - $28.61
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$29
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. 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 $23K higher, respectively.

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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 experienced in Adobe Illustrator also know Graphic Design. Most people familiar with Adobe Photoshop also know HTML and Graphic Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $43K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $50K. Web Graphic Designers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,949

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

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Graphic Designers, 58 percent higher than the national average. Web Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+39 percent), New York (+38 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), and Minneapolis (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Tampa Web Graphic Designers have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Rochester (15 percent lower) and Madison (12 percent lower).

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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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