Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Web Graphic Designers in the United States can expect wages of $42K annually on average. With some bonuses approaching $3K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Web Graphic Designers spread between $26K and $63K depending on individual performance. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Women make up a slight majority of Web Graphic Designers (51 percent) survey respondents. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and slightly more than half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,620 - $62,700

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$11.14 - $29.58

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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
$29,620 - $62,700  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
Profit Sharing
$602 - $5,182  
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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$25,740 - $63,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.14 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $39.07  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$602 - $5,182  
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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$25,740 - $63,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 296
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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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For Web Graphic Designers, progressing to a Creative Director role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Creative Director can earn $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 takers working as Web Graphic Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Flash, Graphic Design, Design, and Dreamweaver are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use. Those proficient in Adobe Illustrator are, more often than not, also skilled in 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.


Web Graphic Designers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $44K. On average, Web Graphic Designers make $47K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $52K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Graphic Designers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 63 percent above the national average. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+44 percent), New York (+26 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
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Design
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Web Design
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Dreamweaver
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JavaScript
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e-Commerce
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Illustration
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HTML
0%

Adobe Illustrator
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National Average
$40,000

Adobe Photoshop
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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 176 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 28%
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