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Web Designer & Developer Salary

For Web Designer & Developers, yearly average wages total $48K annually. Total cash compensation to Web Designer & Developers approaches anywhere from $29K 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. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Men make up the majority of Web Designer & Developers (69 percent) survey respondents. Although a majority have medical coverage and a little more than half have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Web Designer & Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$30,818 - $74,358
(Median)
$31K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,305
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50%
90%

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$10.78 - $44.29
(Median)
$11
$18
$44
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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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
$30,818 - $74,358  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,033  
Commission
$1,474 - $20,558  
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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$28,550 - $78,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,791
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
$10.78 - $44.29  
   
Overtime
$12.16 - $44.85  
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
$1,474 - $20,558  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $10,033  
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).
)
$28,550 - $78,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 826

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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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For Web Designer & Developers, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $93K annually. 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 respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, Cascading Style Sheets, Adobe Photoshop, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and PHP. Most people familiar with 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.


Web Designer & Developers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $41K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Web Designer & Developers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Designer & Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 48 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+39 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), New York (+30 percent), and Los Angeles (+30 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 8 percent.

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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)
up arrow 9%




Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 5%

Web Design
up arrow 4%

Java
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Graphic Design
0%

National Average
$46,000

HTML
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 9%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 574 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 29%