Web Designer & Developer Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (just over two-fifths) of final income for Web Designer & Developers. That final number averages out to $47K across the industry. In the world of Web Designer & Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $29K and $79K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $10K, respectively. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Web Designer & Developers are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 68 percent of professionals. Most Web Designer & Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little over a half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,142 - $74,824
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $49,163
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$10.78 - $46.40
(Median)
$11
$19
$46
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,142 - $74,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,067  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $10,137  
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
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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$28,867 - $79,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,597
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
$10.78 - $46.40  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $41.58  
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 - $5,067  
   
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $10,137  
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).
)
$28,867 - $79,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 719
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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 earn $93K on average per year. Career advancement for the typical Web Designer & Developer often leads to becoming a Senior Web Developer or a Senior Web Designer; median salaries in these positions are $31K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in jQuery, User Interface Design, Adobe Photoshop, and Cascading Style Sheets are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. 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


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Designer & Developers, 44 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+32 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), Los Angeles (+27 percent), and New York (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries

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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Web Design
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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JavaScript
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Graphic Design
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$47,000

HTML
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Web Development
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 458 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%
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