Web Designer & Developer Salary

Web Designer & Developers in the United States can expect wages of $51K annually on average. In the world of Web Designer & Developers, overall income ranges from $30K near the bottom to $81K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Male Web Designer & Developers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (66 percent) are men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$33,082 - $77,102
(Median)
$33K
$51K
$77K
MEDIAN: $50,911
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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 it's uncommon, some Web Designer & Developers move into roles as Senior Software Engineers, where pay is an average $93K per year. Web Designer & Developers typically move into roles as Web Developers or Senior Web Developers, and those positions pay $2K more and $29K more, respectively.

Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers seem to exploit a large range of 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP, Wordpress, and SQL. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled in 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $54K. Web Designer & Developers see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Web Designer & Developers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $64K.

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). The lowest-paying market is Minneapolis, which sits 5 percent below the national average. 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
0%

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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