The average salary of a basic web designer is thought to be around $50,000 but there are several factors which affect this. A related degree from a highly regarded educational institution can have a positive effect on the salary and may help increase the basic salary. As with most jobs, however, experience is a key factor and more experience usually equals an increased salary. An experienced web designer is thought to earn a salary of around $70,000. Senior web designers, often in charge of departments, and performing more technical work, might expect to earn higher salaries in the low six figures.