How much does a Web Designer make in the United States?

Average Web Designer Yearly Salary in the United States

Web Designers earn an average yearly salary of $45,021. Salaries typically start from $14,560 and go up to $90,000.

Average Web Designer Hourly Wage in the United States

Web Designers earn an average hourly wage of $21.64. Hourly wages typically start from $7.00 and go up to $43.27.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Some web designers work with programmers and might not need specialized programming knowledge. Other web designers may specialize in the technical side of things and work with graphics pros who produce and lay out the visual elements that the web designer can then translate into code.

According to the BLS, web designers may either work for a firm and develop material for various websites or build websites for clients as self-employed freelancers. According to the American Institute of Graphic Arts, solo designers who freelanced or worked under contract to another company reported median earnings of $62,000-$65,000 (in 2013). BLS employment figures show that California employed the greatest number of designers. Other states with high employment of web designers include New York, Texas, Florida, Washington and Illinois.

Web designer salaries tend to keep fairly close to the cost of living in their state, according to figures released by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center in 2014. Below are four of the highest paying geographical areas and how they rank on affordability in the most recent MERIC report (out of 51 total regions):

Washington, D.C.: 50
Massachusetts: 43
Maryland: 41
Washington: 36

Employment Type Mix

42%
Full-Time
58%
Part-Time

Source: Sokanu user data. View more Web Designer demographics

Salary Satisfaction

3.0
SCORE
2591
RATINGS
Web Designers average a score of 3.0 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Web Designers in the 50th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Web Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Web Designer Earnings

The highest earning Web Designers in the United States earn:

$43.27
an hour
$90,000
per year
Senior Web Designer Earnings

Senior Web Designers in the United States earn:

$26.44
an hour
$55,000
per year
Experienced Web Designer Earnings

Experienced Web Designers in the United States earn:

$17.79
an hour
$37,000
per year
Junior Web Designer Earnings

Junior Web Designers in the United States earn:

$13.00
an hour
$27,040
per year
Starting Web Designer Earnings

Starting Web Designers in the United States earn:

$7.00
an hour
$14,560
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Web Designer Salary Comparison

Web Designers earn more than 20% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Digital Marketing Specialist Salary $47k
Computer Repair Technician Salary $46k
Quality Assurance Analyst Salary $46k
Content Manager Salary $46k
Search Engine Marketing Specialist Salary $45k
Web Designer Salary $45k
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technician Salary $45k
Search Engine Optimization Specialist Salary $41k
Drafter Salary $41k
Desktop Publisher Salary $41k
Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

Web Designer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Web Designer Salary in Oregon $25.42 $52,878 # 1
Web Designer Salary in Illinois $25.36 $52,748.1 # 2
Web Designer Salary in Washington $25.02 $52,044 # 3
Web Designer Salary in New York $24.55 $51,073.8 # 4
Web Designer Salary in Arizona $24.14 $50,208 # 5
Web Designer Salary in Massachusetts $23.94 $49,792 # 6
Web Designer Salary in California $23.87 $49,656.1 # 7
Web Designer Salary in Virginia $22.73 $47,286.3 # 8
Web Designer Salary in Pennsylvania $22.49 $46,785.2 # 9
Web Designer Salary in Indiana $22.24 $46,253.9 # 10
Web Designer Salary in North Carolina $22.05 $45,873.1 # 11
Web Designer Salary in United States $21.64 $45,020.7 # 12
Web Designer Salary in Ohio $20.65 $42,951.7 # 13
Web Designer Salary in Texas $20.16 $41,932.4 # 14
Web Designer Salary in Georgia $19.66 $40,882.5 # 15
Web Designer Salary in New Jersey $19.56 $40,694.2 # 16
Web Designer Salary in Colorado $19.05 $39,615.4 # 17
Web Designer Salary in Florida $18.82 $39,150 # 18
Web Designer Salary in Michigan $16.61 $34,556.9 # 19