$69,729
Avg. Salary
$35.69
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$2,957

Profit Sharing

$2,048

Commission

$2,400

The average pay for a Senior Web Designer is $35.69 per hour.

The average pay for a Senior Web Designer is $69,729 per year.

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MEDIAN $36
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MEDIAN $69,729
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$0$101K
Salary $49,735 - $96,105
Bonus $497 - $9,954
Profit Sharing $485 - $6,698
Commission $2,400
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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$49,894 - $101,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 798
Hourly Data $0$77
Hourly Rate $18.98 - $64.78
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $29.19 - $77.73
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $497 - $9,954
Commission $2,400
Profit Sharing $485 - $6,698
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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$49,894 - $101,781
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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Senior Web Designers may progress into high-paying roles like User Experience Director, where median compensation is $132K annually. When Senior Web Designers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Creative Directors or User Experience Designers. Those roles pay an additional $12K and $4K, respectively.

Senior Web Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Flash, JavaScript, Adobe Dreamweaver, and User Interface Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Graphic Design, and Dreamweaver. Most people familiar with Web Design also know User Interface Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Those proficient in Adobe Photoshop are, more often than not, also skilled in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and User Interface Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Web Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Web Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 138 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Web Designer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 264 salaries. An experienced Senior Web Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 199 salaries. A Senior Web Designer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 30 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $71,549

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Web Designers, 40 percent above the national average. Senior Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+31 percent), New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Atlanta (+8 percent). Senior Web Designers in Cincinnati report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Orlando and Tampa (14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Senior Web Designer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Senior Web Designer?

Senior Web Designer in Vienna:
"Traffic."
Pros: The amount of jobs available is good.
Cons: It takes me 30+ minutes to drive 10 miles.

Senior Web Designer in Austin:
"Don't go to school."
Learn as much as you can about client-side engineering as quickly as possible. Weather it's mobile app platforms (iOS, Android) or web/responsive design (Angular, React+Redux), get neck-deep as quickly as possible. The closer you can get to "engineering" a digital product, the better. It means you can design better systems (engineers love you), and you can provide tangible contributions to small teams (your git history looks amazing).

Senior Web Designer in Salt Lake City:
"One For The Books, One For The Bacon."
It's tough to determine where to best allocate your energy. If you're like me, you've likely been approached to do some design by every aunt, grandpa, neighbor, friend, colleague, cousin, taxi driver, friend of a friend and college peer you know. It's tough to make a hierarchy of what to work on next. Solution: identify upfront with your client or manager whether this project is intended to produce one for the books (i.e. Awards, portfolio pieces, art, etc.) or produce bacon (i.e. Money, social currency, likes, favorites, pins, upvotes, retweets, forwards, clicks, views, shares, bitcoin, etc.) Also remember to work with your client to identify the different strategies needed to design for bacon and books.

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Key Stats for Senior Web Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$72,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
45%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%