Web Designer & Developer Salary

Web Designer & Developers in the United States can expect wages of $49K per year on average. Cash earnings for Web Designer & Developers — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $29K to approximately $79K. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Web Designer & Developers (67 percent) survey respondents. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$31,288 - $74,643

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$10.82 - $46.86

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$31,288 - $74,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$427.85 - $9,787  
Commission
$750 - $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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$28,932 - $78,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,572
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $46.86  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $42.27  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
Commission
$750 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$427.85 - $9,787  
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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$28,932 - $78,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 697
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Software Engineer. The latter position pays an average of $93K annually. 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 $31K higher on average, and it's $17K higher for Senior Web Designers.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Web Designer & Developers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. Web Designer & Developers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. 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


For those looking to make money, Web Designer & Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 43 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+31 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+27 percent), and New York (+27 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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 443 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
31%
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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