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Web Designer Salary

Average Web Designers in the United States make around $45K annually. Overall cash earnings for Web Designers stretch from $28K on the lower end to $73K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most Web Designers report high levels of job satisfaction. Although the larger part have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Male Web Designers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 59 percent of the field. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,945 - $67,786
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$68K
MEDIAN: $45,451
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$10.90 - $42.55
(Median)
$11
$18
$43
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,945 - $67,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,819  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,067  
Commission
$0.18 - $5,000  
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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$28,263 - $72,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,776
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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.90 - $42.55  
   
Overtime
$12.87 - $46.20  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,819  
   
Commission
$0.18 - $5,000  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $10,067  
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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$28,263 - $72,687  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,304

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Job Description for Web Designer

The main task of a web designer is to plan and set up websites and interactive mobile technologies for various clients. Web designers communicate with customers and work with internal teams to code websites to the latest standards. They also provide technical support and solve website-related problems for clients and co-workers. Designers must be able to give clear feedback and suggestions to improve existing and newly developing websites.

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Web Designer 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 Web Designer


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For Web Designers, progressing to a Senior User Experience Designer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior User Experience Designer can earn $103K annually. Web Designers typically move into roles as Web Designer & Developers or Senior Web Designers, and those positions pay $1K more and $20K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer


Survey takers working as Web Designers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, HTML5, Web Design, and Adobe InDesign are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Web Development, HTML, and Wordpress. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Designer

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. On average, Web Designers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. Web Designers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $52K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Designers, 38 percent above the national average. Web Designers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+24 percent), New York (+17 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and San Diego (+13 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Denver is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Web Designer Salaries




National Average
$44,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer Salaries


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Web Design
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Adobe InDesign
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$44,000

JavaScript
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Dreamweaver
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e-Commerce
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Wordpress
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PHP
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 748 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

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