Web Designer & Developer Salary

Web Designer & Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Overall cash earnings for Web Designer & Developers stretch from $30K on the lower end to $81K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men make up the majority of Web Designer & Developers (66 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Some workers in this field — just under one in three — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,082 - $77,102
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,911
10%
50%
90%

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$11.28 - $46.77
(Median)
$11
$19
$47
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$33,082 - $77,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,790  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $9,826  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$30,011 - $80,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,364
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.28 - $46.77  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.04  
Overtime
$14.87 - $39.62  
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 - $5,790  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $9,826  
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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$30,011 - $80,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 530
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Web Designer & Developers sometimes become Senior Software Engineers, where the average income is $93K per year. Web Designer & Developers most often move into positions as Web Developers or Senior Web Developers; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $29K higher, respectively.

Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, jQuery, Adobe Photoshop, and HTML5 are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, Wordpress, and SQL. For most people, competency in HTML indicates knowledge of 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $54K. Web Designer & Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $62K. 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 $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,663

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

For Web Designer & Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+25 percent), and New York (+24 percent). Minneapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 5 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Portland (2 percent lower).

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
$50,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries


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Adobe Photoshop
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JavaScript
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HTML5
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Web Design
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Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$50,000

Web Development
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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HTML
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SQL
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 329 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 28%
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