$49,194
Avg. Salary
$19.75
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,732

Bonus

$1,556

Profit Sharing

$3,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Web Designer is $19.75 per hour.

The average pay for a Web Designer is $49,194 per year.

10%
$11.66
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$19.75
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$47.68
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MEDIAN $19.75
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$34k
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MEDIAN $49,194
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MEDIAN: $49,194
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$0$79K
Salary $33,663 - $74,283
Bonus $402 - $7,381
Profit Sharing $220 - $6,336
Commission $200 - $20,347
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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$30,234 - $79,527
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,074
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $11.66 - $47.68
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $18.55 - $48.53
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $402 - $7,381
Commission $200 - $20,347
Profit Sharing $220 - $6,336
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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$30,234 - $79,527
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,373

Job Description for Web Designer

A web designer develops, creates, and codes web pages and associated apps for individuals, companies, and other entities. They work with their clients to provide technical and graphical aspects of the website or application. Some web designers also help maintain the website for their customer after it is completed. As more and more websites require mobile touchscreen accessibility, web designers must be able to code sites that are simultaneously compatible with this platform as well. This is a rapidly changing job that requires the frequent updating of skills.

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Web Designer Pay By Employer

$0$234K

Self-Employed
14 profiles
$51,097

Common Career Paths for Web Designer


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As Web Designers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior User Experience Designer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior User Experience Designers earn $103K on average per year. Going from Web Designer to Web Designer & Developer is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Web Designer & Developers is $46K. Many others choose to work as Senior Web Designers, where pay is typically $65K.

Web Designer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Web Designer


Survey results imply that Web Designers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in User Interface Design, JavaScript, Web Design, and e-Commerce are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Dreamweaver, Wordpress, and Adobe InDesign. People who know Cascading Style Sheets usually also know HTML and Web Design. Most people skilled in Adobe Photoshop are similarly competent in Web Design and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Designer

Pay by Experience for a Web Designer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Designer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 1,892 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A 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 $52,000 based on 885 salaries. An experienced Web Designer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 447 salaries. A 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 $61,000 based on 54 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,046

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Designers, 51 percent above the national average. Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+32 percent), New York (+26 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and Boston (+23 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Charlotte is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and San Diego (5 percent lower).

Web Designer Reviews

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

Web Designer in Washington:
"Creative work in the government."
Pros: My team is small which allows for more opportunities to take on larger, high-profile projects, but also keeps the general integrity of production quality. Our team has become well known around the Department as a reliable group producing great work.
Cons: In working with the government, there is a lot of red tape that makes the creative process harder. The mindset is different from the private sector and the production pace is much slower.

Web Designer in Seattle:
"Web Development."
Pros: Consult with customers, build and launch websites.
Cons: Inconsistency.

Web Designer in Flushing:
"Learn as much as you can - and never stop learning."
Learn all there is to know and keep up to date with the latest trends, software, and content management programs (WordPress as an example)

Web Designer in Minneapolis:
Pros: I like being able to be a part of a project from start to finish.
Cons: I dislike the way the projects are run. There is a lot of disorganization.

Web Designer in Milwaukee:
"Relaxed corporate atmosphere building enterprise software."
Pros: Very relaxed atmosphere: free coffee/soda, casual dress code, flexible schedule, etc. Lots of paid time off and paid holidays.
Cons: The pay scale for my position hasn't been reviewed in years and is reasonable for someone with half my skill-set.

Web Designer in Fort Myers:
"Underpaid and Overworked."
Pros: The only good thing about being a Web Designer at this company are the perks (free food/drinks) and benefits of 401k and Medical Insurance. The people here are really nice and like to hang out and chat when on breaks. Ping pong table and XBox One in break room.
Cons: I have been working here 3 years and I am severely underpaid. I can barely pay my bills and live how I want to. I asked for raises to match Florida salary but was denied multiple times. The workload is horrendous and not managed properly at all. Managers are more concerned about your numbers (closed jobs) than your actual creative quality of your work. You're basically treated like a robot and if you don't work fast enough and get your numbers high, you're in huge trouble. The A/C is on full-blast and everyone has a heater by their desk just to try to stay warm. We were taken over by Autotrader because our upper management was running the company to the ground. We are starting to pick back up again but it's a slow and painful process.

Web Designer in Dallas:
"Corporate Culture."
Pros: Overall great company with wonderful people.
Cons: Time sensitive deadlines that are often times unrealistic to meet.

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Key Stats for Web Designer

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 606 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Web Designer Salaries

▲28%

▲17%

▲9%

National Average
$48,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Web Designer Salaries


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National Average
$48,000

HTML
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▼9%

▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 606 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 31%