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Become A Web Designer

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Working As A Web Designer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $56,548

    Average Salary

What Does A Web Designer Do

A Web Designer is responsible for planning, creating, and coding web pages. They meet clients to identify their needs as well as present initial design ideas to clients.

How To Become A Web Designer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.


Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.


Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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21,300 Web Designer jobs

The Boss Group
Baltimore, MD
Web Designer

$42,674 Estimated

Volt Workforce Solutions
Troy, MI
Web Designer

$45,511 Estimated

Nc State University
Raleigh, NC
Temporary Web Designer

$45,112 Estimated

Santa Monica-Aqua Surf
Santa Monica, CA
Web Designer

$44,803 Estimated

Robert Half Technology
Mandeville, LA
Web Designer

$56,548 Estimated

Robert Half
Mandeville, LA
Web Designer

$56,548 Estimated

The Boss Group
Rockville, MD
Web Designer

$52,235 Estimated

Noria Corporation
Tulsa, OK
Web Designer

$36,321 Estimated

The Boss Group
Boston, MA
Web Designer

$67,173 Estimated

Solution Tree
Bloomington, IN
Web Designer

$42,152 Estimated

Robert Half
Atlanta, GA
Web Designer

$54,388 Estimated

The Boss Group
Addison, TX
Web Designer

$51,151 Estimated

Career Transitions
South Bend, IN
Web Designer

$42,152 Estimated

Otterbase-Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI
Web Designer

$41,825 Estimated

Robert Half
Bakersfield, CA
Web Designer

$57,200 Estimated

Chicago, IL
Web Designer

$52,827 Estimated

Go Local Interactive
Overland Park, KS
Web Designer

$39,108 Estimated

Robert Half
Fort Myers, FL
Web Designer

$50,000 Estimated

Monroe, MI
Web Designer

$47,126 Estimated

Ramsey Solutions
Brentwood, TN
Web Designer

$44,315 Estimated

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Real Web Designer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Web Designer Quick Sprout LLC San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2015 $120,000 -
Web Designer Bislr, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 04, 2016 $116,542
Web Designer Autopilothq Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 04, 2016 $116,542 -
Principal Web Designer Rei Systems Inc. Sterling, VA Aug 16, 2016 $115,000
Web Designer Tolleson Design, Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2015 $115,000
Director Web Design Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC Jacksonville, FL Aug 01, 2015 $114,525 -
Web Designer Experis Us, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 09, 2015 $110,131 -
Web Designer Meyou Health Boston, MA Aug 29, 2016 $104,728
Web Designer Intel Corporation Santa Clara, CA Apr 05, 2016 $104,383 -
Web Designer MacRosys, LLC Washington, DC Nov 09, 2016 $98,000
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Top Skills for A Web Designer


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Top Web Designer Skills

  1. Company Website
  2. Html/Css
  3. Website Design
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain and real time update company website;.
  • Maintain Company Website Design a UI for Software in Development using HTML/CSS
  • Consult with clients regarding website design requirements and provide input and design recommendations.
  • Designed and edited banners, widgets and photographs with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Designed and maintained web sites for numerous businesses and organizations including retail, real estate development and wildlife rehabilitation.

Top Web Designer Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire a Web Designer

  1. Freelancer
  2. Web Design Group
  3. Godaddy.Com
  4. Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  5. Re/Max
  6. Parsons House On Eagle Run
  7. General Assembly
  8. The Creative Group
  9. University of Michigan
  10. YP
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