Web Designer & Developer Salary

A substantial slice of final earnings for Web Designer & Developers (just over two-fifths) arrives through commissions. Median overall income in this area is approximately $47K. Final cash compensation to Web Designer & Developers varies from around $29K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. There are more male Web Designer & Developers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 68 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — slightly less than a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a little more than half receive dental plans. Most Web Designer & Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,132 - $74,581
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,952
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$10.85 - $45.78
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$11
$19
$46
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
$31,132 - $74,581  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
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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$28,779 - $78,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,619
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $45.78  
   
Overtime
$11.09 - $41.24  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,053  
   
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).
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$28,779 - $78,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 744
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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.

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 jQuery, User Interface Design, Cascading Style Sheets, and Microsoft Active Server Pages are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, e-Commerce, and PHP. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $52K. For Web Designer & Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Designer & Developers, 44 percent above the national average. Web Designer & Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+33 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Los Angeles (+30 percent), and New York (+26 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries




National Average
$47,000


Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries

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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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JavaScript
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Graphic Design
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National Average
$47,000

HTML
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Web Development
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SQL
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 481 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%
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