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Web Designer & Developer Salary

The average Web Designer & Developer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $48K per year. Final cash compensation to Web Designer & Developers varies from around $28K to approximately $78K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $10K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although the greater part have medical coverage and over one-half have dental coverage, just under a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Web Designer & Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,655 - $73,284
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MEDIAN: $47,614
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$10.40 - $44.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,655 - $73,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,014  
Profit Sharing
$434.05 - $10,067  
Commission
$1,950 - $20,000  
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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$28,219 - $77,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,062
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.40 - $44.65  
   
Overtime
$13.15 - $45.29  
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 - $5,014  
   
Commission
$1,950 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$434.05 - $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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$28,219 - $77,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 990
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Job Description for Web Designer & Developer

A web designer and developer is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and development of a company’s website. Web designers and developers work within creative teams to provide high-quality, accessible, original ideas about their company's website and its associated features.

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Web Designer & Developer Tasks

  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.

Common Career Paths for Web Designer & Developer


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As Web Designer & Developers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers on average earn $93K per year. Senior Web Developers or Senior Web Designers are common next-step roles for Web Designer & Developers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Web Developers is $32K higher on average, and it's $18K higher for Senior Web Designers.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, User Interface Design, Cascading Style Sheets, and Adobe Photoshop are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and PHP. Most people who know HTML also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Adobe Photoshop.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Designer & Developer

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


Web Designer & Developers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Designer & Developers make a median salary of $60K. Web Designer & Developers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Designer & Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 52 percent greater than the national average. Web Designer & Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+36 percent), Seattle (+33 percent), New York (+32 percent), and Los Angeles (+30 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries




National Average
$45,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Java
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Web Design
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JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Graphic Design
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National Average
$45,000

HTML
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Web Development
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SQL
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 717 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%