Web Graphic Designers in the United States pull down an average of $46K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Web Graphic Designers is high.

$31,110 - $66,424
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$31K
$46K
$66K
MEDIAN: $45,564
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$11.41 - $29.76
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$30
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$31,110 - $66,424  
   
Bonus
$350.00 - $5,168  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$27,435 - $65,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.41 - $29.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.50  
Overtime
$15.89 - $35.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$350.00 - $5,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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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$27,435 - $65,232  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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 $83K), this progression is not the norm. A more common career path for Web Graphic Designers is stepping into the role of Web Designer or Web Designer & Developer.

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Popular Skills for Graphic Designer, Web


Survey results imply that Web Graphic Designers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, Adobe Dreamweaver, and Illustration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Photoshop and Graphic Design. Most people skilled in Adobe Illustrator are similarly competent in Graphic Design and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Graphic Designer, Web

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


Web Graphic Designers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $40K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $53K in this role. Web Graphic Designers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,141

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

For Web Graphic Designers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 40 percent above the national average. Web Graphic Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+37 percent), Boston (+27 percent), Atlanta (+23 percent), and San Diego (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Tampa Web Graphic Designers earning much less — 28 percent less — than the national average. Employers in Madison and Indianapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (21 percent lower and 11 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Graphic Designer, Web Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Graphic Designer, Web Salaries



Adobe Dreamweaver
up arrow 4%

Illustration
up arrow 1%

Design
0%

Web Development
0%

Flash
0%

National Average
$43,000

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 1%

Web Design
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 1%

Dreamweaver
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Graphic Design
up arrow 3%

e-Commerce
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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