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How much does a Web Designer make in Washington?

Average Web Designer Hourly Wage in Washington

Web Designers earn a median hourly wage of $37.05. Hourly wages typically start from $19.29 and go up to $64.36.

Average Web Designer Yearly Salary in Washington

Web Designers earn a median salary of $77,070 per year. Salaries typically start from $40,120 and go up to $133,860.

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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

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Web Designer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Web Designer Earnings

The highest earning Web Designers in Washington earn:

$64.36
an hour
$133,860
per year
Senior Web Designer Earnings

Senior Web Designers in Washington earn:

$49.84
an hour
$103,660
per year
Experienced Web Designer Earnings

Experienced Web Designers in Washington earn:

$37.05
an hour
$77,070
per year
Junior Web Designer Earnings

Junior Web Designers in Washington earn:

$26.63
an hour
$55,380
per year
Starting Web Designer Earnings

Starting Web Designers in Washington earn:

$19.29
an hour
$40,120
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Historical salary for Web Designers in Washington

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Web Designer

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

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  2. Get the Education
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