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Web Designer & Developer Salary

Commissions form a big slice (just over two-fifths) of total compensation for Web Designer & Developers. The median income in this area hovers around $46K. Total cash compensation to Web Designer & Developers approaches anywhere from $28K on the lower end to $78K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men account for the majority of Web Designer & Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 69 percent to be exact. Just under one in three of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Web Designer & Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,812 - $74,110
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,343
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50%
90%

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$10.79 - $44.62
(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
$30,812 - $74,110  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
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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$28,486 - $78,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,718
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
$10.79 - $44.62  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $44.40  
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 - $5,036  
   
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).
)
$28,486 - $78,210  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 781

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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. 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 $32K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Survey takers working as Web Designer & Developers report using a large range of professional skills. 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 in pay of 9 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and PHP. Most people experienced in 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.


For Web Designer & Developers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. On average, Web Designer & Developers make $60K following one to two decades on the job. Web Designer & Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $62K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Designer & Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 44 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+40 percent), Seattle (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), and New York (+29 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 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

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
up arrow 1%

Java
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

HTML
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Web Development
up arrow 4%

SQL
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 537 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%
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