Median pay for Web Designer & Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. In the world of Web Designer & Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $8K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $31K and $88K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Web Designer & Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The majority of Web Designer & Developers (64 percent) survey respondents are male. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,457 - $84,474
$37K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,384
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$12.04 - $47.27
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,457 - $84,474  
   
Bonus
$100.22 - $7,879  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,848  
Commission
$2,035  
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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$31,490 - $88,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $47.27  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$16.39 - $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
$100.22 - $7,879  
   
Commission
$2,035  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $4,848  
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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$31,490 - $88,443  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 261

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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

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

Common Career Paths for Web Designer & Developer


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While not commonly seen, Web Designer & Developers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Software Engineers is $94K per year. A more likely transition for Web Designer & Developers is Web Developer or Senior Web Developer.

Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, JavaScript, jQuery, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 15 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, Wordpress, and Internet Information Server. The majority of those who know Cascading Style Sheets also know 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $48K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. For Web Designer & Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $68K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,328

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

Home to some of the best pay for Web Designer & Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 68 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+41 percent), Washington (+39 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), and Los Angeles (+34 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Indianapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Minneapolis and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 7 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Web Designer & Developer Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Web Designer & Developer

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 181 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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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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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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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 181 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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