Web Designer & Developer Salary

Web Designer & Developers in the United States take home an average $53K per year. Total cash compensation to Web Designer & Developers approaches anywhere from $32K on the lower end to $90K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $9K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Web Designer & Developers is high. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of Web Designer & Developers (63 percent) survey respondents are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,387 - $85,849
$37K
$53K
$86K
MEDIAN: $53,141
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50%
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$12.19 - $48.66
$12
$20
$49
MEDIAN: $20.01
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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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$37,387 - $85,849  
   
Bonus
$103.42 - $8,753  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$32,383 - $90,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 804
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $48.66  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.25  
Overtime
$16.50 - $49.37  
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
$103.42 - $8,753  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,904  
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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$32,383 - $90,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 238

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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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There are some Web Designer & Developers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Software Engineers, where earnings are an average $94K annually. However, becoming a Web Developer or Senior Web Developer is a more frequent transition for Web Designer & Developers.

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Popular Skills for Web Designer & Developer


Web Designer & Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, JavaScript, Web Development, and jQuery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like PHP, Wordpress, and Internet Information Server. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know Adobe Photoshop and Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Designer & Developer

Pay by Experience for a Web Designer & Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Designer & Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 675 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Designer & Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Web Designer & Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 166 salaries. A Web Designer & Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,442

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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+42 percent), Washington (+41 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), and Los Angeles (+29 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 16 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Portland and Philadelphia (12 percent lower and 4 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
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Web Designer & Developer Salaries

▲58%

▲35%

▲15%

National Average
$51,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Web Designer & Developer Salaries



▲5%

▲4%

Web Design
▼0%

Adobe Illustrator
▼0%

Graphic Design
▼0%

National Average
$51,000



▼1%

▼2%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼6%

▼6%

PHP
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 27%