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October 30, 2016

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Web Designer Job Description

A web designer/developer is responsible for the design, layout and coding of a website. They are involved with the technical and graphical aspects of a website – how the site works and how it looks. They can also be involved with the maintenance and update of an existing site.

Web Designer Salary Statistics as of 2015

Web Designer Salary ranges greatly. The starting salary for an entry level web designer averages at $18,000 – $31,000/year depending on the company and level of web design that you will perform. The median web designer salary ranges from $31,000 to $47,000 per year. A senor web designer salary ranges from $47,000 – $72,000. The world of web design is such a large category that it is often difficult to place salary ranges in concrete divisions.

Average annual salary for a Web Designer is $41669 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $69667. The lowest salary reported was $25447. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Web Designer is $18.48 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $29.48. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $7.48. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Web Designer are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $200 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $125 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Web Designer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $32,755 – $75,927
Florida – $25,882 – $55,752
Illinois – $31,097 – $66,384
New York – $27,452 – $64,341
Pennsylvania – $27,535 – $60,155
Texas – $29,282 – $62,267
Virginia – $27,575 – $62,390

These are the highest paying cities for a Web Designer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Los Angeles, California –
San Francisco, California –
Chicago, Illinois –
Minneapolis, Minnesota –
Seattle, Washington –
Denver, Colorado –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Web Designer from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $41669 while in 2007 it was just $38643.1

Work Enviornment

There are many web designers that are freelancers or those that do piecework and some that are paid hourly. There are so many facets of web design that this is often difficult to categorize. Some web designers are self taught, but have amazing talent so a company will hire them at a higher salary than someone that did go to school and obtain a degree. There are many technical aspects of web design that some do not consider when they decide to study to become a web designer. There are coding programs to learn, texture elements, color compliments, blending, animation/flash, cohesive connections, and how to design to a specific style. Every designer is going to have a style of their own but to be successful you must be able to design in any style and be able to satisfy a client no matter what your opinion of the project is. Suggestions can be offered to a client but most will have a clear idea of what they want.

How To Become a Web Designer

Attending college for web design is a road that many don’t take. You will learn more technical elements and different approaches and shortcuts by attending college for web design. A degree will also help you see a wider variety in job offers and salary offers. There are aspects to web design that you may not realize as a freelancer. Web design requires attention to detail, patience, a strong business sense, artistic creativity, and the ability to make changes quickly. Web designers often collaborate on large projects and in digital animation projects. Video game developers work closely with web designers to add texture, life, and reality to their drawings and visions.

Job Outlook

Gender Statistics

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60%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 40% of Web Designers were females while 60% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

Past Jobs

Graphic Artist / Designer
$23,738 – $55,273
Graphic Designer
$24,790 – $57,065
Sales Associate
$15,580 – $56,341

Future Jobs

Web Designer & Developer
$27,475 – $76,023
Senior Web Designer
$40,609 – $94,041
Graphic Designer, Web
$25,704 – $63,237


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