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Graphic Designer, Web Salary

Web Graphic Designers in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Total cash compensation to Web Graphic Designers bottoms out near $26K and approaches $63K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $3K from bonuses and almost $5K from profit sharing. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Web Graphic Designers (50 percent) survey respondents. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Most Web Graphic Designers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,716 - $62,330
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,878
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90%

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$10.98 - $27.39
(Median)
$11
$16
$27
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
$29,716 - $62,330  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,117  
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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$25,755 - $63,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 593
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
$10.98 - $27.39  
   
Overtime
$15.84 - $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 - $3,117  
   
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).
)
$25,755 - $63,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 313

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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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At the upper end, Web Graphic Designers who move into a Creative Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Creative Directors is a much higher $82K per year. It is quite typical for Web Graphic Designers to transition into roles as Web Designer & Developers or Senior Web Designers, where reported median earnings are $5K and $24K higher per year.

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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 Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Web Graphic Designers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $38K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $44K on average. Web Graphic Designers see a median salary of $45K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 51 percent above the national average. Web Graphic Designers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+23 percent), Atlanta (+21 percent), Los Angeles (+14 percent), and San Diego (+11 percent). The lowest-paying market is Tampa, which sits 24 percent below the national average, proving that location is a significant contributor to overall pay.

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries

Dreamweaver
up arrow 4%

Flash
up arrow 4%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 3%

Web Design
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 Photoshop
up arrow 1%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 2%

Illustration
up arrow 2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%
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