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Web Designer & Developer Salary

The median total income of Web Designer & Developers is around $46K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (more than two-fifths, in fact) comes from commissions. In the world of Web Designer & Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $28K and $78K. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 68 percent of Web Designer & Developers are male. For the most part, Web Designer & Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,781 - $74,324
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,630
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$10.82 - $44.69
(Median)
$11
$18
$45
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
$30,781 - $74,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,174  
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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$28,492 - $78,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,688
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$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $44.69  
   
Overtime
$11.44 - $44.11  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,024  
   
Commission
$750 - $25,000  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $10,174  
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).
)
$28,492 - $78,331  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 767

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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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Web Designer & Developers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $93K per year. Web Designer & Developers most often move into positions as Senior Web Developers or Senior Web Designers; those groups report median salaries that are $32K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Survey results imply that Web Designer & Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in jQuery, User Interface Design, Microsoft Active Server Pages, and Cascading Style Sheets are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and PHP. Most people familiar with 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $52K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Designer & Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 44 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+38 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), and New York (+28 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries




National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries

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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Web Design
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JavaScript
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Graphic Design
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National Average
$46,000

Web Development
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HTML
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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 521 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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