Senior Web Designer Salary

Senior Web Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $70K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Web Designers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $102K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $15K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Senior Web Designers making up 56 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$50,049 - $95,704
$50K
$70K
$96K
MEDIAN: $70,178
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50%
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$17.87 - $86.12
$18
$31
$86
MEDIAN: $31.17
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$0$101K
Salary $50,049 - $95,704
Bonus $489.36 - $10,113
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,899
Commission $1,200
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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$49,597 - $101,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 438
Hourly Data $0$94
Hourly Rate $17.87 - $86.12
Hourly Tips $0.13
Overtime $13.91 - $94.53
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $489.36 - $10,113
Commission $1,200
Profit Sharing $-0.50 - $14,899
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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$49,597 - $101,552
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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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

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

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.

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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: $71,338

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).

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Key Stats for Senior Web Designer

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 10%
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