Web Designer Salary

Pay for Web Designers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $49K per year. In the world of Web Designers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $30K and $79K. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up a slight majority of Web Designers (53 percent) who responded to the survey. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a third lack any form of coverage — but the larger part have medical insurance, and a little more than half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Web Designers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,916 - $73,135
$33K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,345
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$11.46 - $45.54
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$46
MEDIAN: $19.87
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$0$78K
Salary $32,916 - $73,135
Bonus $395 - $6,556
Profit Sharing $140 - $6,104
Commission $6,200
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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$30,201 - $78,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,747
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $11.46 - $45.54
Hourly Tips $3.33
Overtime $19.26 - $49.79
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $395 - $6,556
Commission $6,200
Profit Sharing $140 - $6,104
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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$30,201 - $78,523
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 789

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 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 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: $47,341

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 Wilmington:
"Teamwork makes the dream work!"
Pros: Meeting new people, while supplying excellent service!
Cons: Not much to complain about.

Web Designer in Lincoln:
"Graphic Design."
Pros: The flexibility and freedom to design.
Cons: The stress on if we can get more work or not.

Web Designer in 76134:
Pros: Fun, Upbeat, Fast-Paced, Work Independently at times.
Cons: Unprofessional, Not structured, Verbal Abuse, Legal Sweatshop type company, Never payed on time.

Web Designer in Seattle:
"I like making a product usable."
Pros: I like building something new. I like making a more accessible user experience.
Cons: The beaurocracy.

Web Designer in Okoboji:
Pros: Flexibility and laid back office.
Cons: The unorganized office.

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 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.

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Key Stats for Web Designer

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 385 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Web Designer Salaries

▲30%

▲19%

▲11%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Web Designer Salaries


▲3%

▲2%

▲1%

HTML
▼0%

National Average
$47,000

▼1%








▼7%

▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 385 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 31%