Web Designer & Developers in the United States take home approximately $53K annually on average. Total cash earnings of Web Designer & Developers range from $31K on the low end to $87K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $5K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the majority of Web Designer & Developers (64 percent) survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,897 - $83,741
(Median)
$37K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,078
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$11.97 - $45.89
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$12
$19
$46
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,897 - $83,741  
   
Bonus
$150.00 - $8,053  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $5,182  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$31,235 - $87,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 831
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $45.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$16.15 - $49.55  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$150.00 - $8,053  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$4.70 - $5,182  
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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$31,235 - $87,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 265
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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.

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While Web Designer & Developers do not often become Senior Software Engineers, the job pays $94K per year on average. However, Web Designer & Developers typically graduate to Web Developers or Senior Web Developers.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Survey results imply that Web Designer & Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like PHP, Wordpress, and Internet Information Server. Those educated in Cascading Style Sheets tend to be well versed in Adobe Photoshop and Web Development.

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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $47K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $79K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,010

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

For those looking to make money, Web Designer & Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 67 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+39 percent), Seattle (+36 percent), Los Angeles (+35 percent), and Washington (+35 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Minneapolis and 2 percent less in Denver, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Web Designer & Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Designer & Developer?

Web Designer & Developer in Newjearsy:
"It is very challenging job to design new to this world."
Pros: To learn new from others and every day like as different compare with previous day I like this.
Cons: Some time I was felt more pressure in this field.

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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries



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Web Development
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Adobe Photoshop
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Adobe Illustrator
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$51,000

HTML5
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HTML
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Graphic Design
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Web Design
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 188 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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