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How Much Does a Web Designer Earn In The United States?

Web Designer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$61,000
$45,000
$61,000
$81,000
The average web designer makes about $61,282 per year. That's $29.46 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $45,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $81,000. Many of web designers seem to be drawn to technology and retail companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case web designers tend to work at media, technology, and manufacturing companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Washington, Oregon and Massachusetts pay web designers the highest salaries.
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Where Web Designers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where web designers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Web Designers Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Washington, Oregon and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for web designers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Maine, Kentucky, and South Dakota.
Location
1. Seattle, WA
$90,040
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k
2. San Francisco, CA
$77,653
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k
3. Washington, DC
$77,525
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k
4. Portland, OR
$77,450
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k
5. Boston, MA
$77,128
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k
6. Rockville, MD
$71,591
Avg. Salary
$32k
$114k

High Paying Web Designer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Web Designers The Most?

If you want to get paid the most as a web designer, being employed by a company such as NetSuite or Information Builders would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like PLATINUM REALTY and Avnet also report highly competitive salaries for web designers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k
Avg. Salary
$63k
$117k

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Web Designer Salary History

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    How Much Do Web Designers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, web designer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that media, technology, and manufacturing companies tend to offer much higher salaries for web designers. For example, web designers make a whopping average salary of $78,435 while working for media companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $76,245 at technology companies and $67,156 at manufacturing companies. But web designers may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $57,295.
    1. Media
    $78,435
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k
    2. Technology
    $76,245
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k
    3. Manufacturing
    $67,156
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k
    4. Professional
    $66,215
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k
    5. Retail
    $65,815
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k
    6. Hospitality
    $62,518
    Avg. Salary
    $52k
    $89k

    How Experience Affects Web Designer Salaries

    The salary for a web designer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Web Designer Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    Saint Helena, CA
    Saint Helena, CA
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $70,000
    $70,000
    03/25/2021
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    Raleigh, NC
    Raleigh, NC
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $54,262
    $54,262
    01/29/2021
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Oklahoma City, OK
    01/14/2021
    01/14/2021
    $65,000
    $65,000
    01/14/2021
    Spherion
    Spherion
    Web Designer-Direct
    Web Designer-Direct
    Web Designer-Direct
    Mansfield, OH
    Mansfield, OH
    11/23/2020
    11/23/2020
    $40,000
    $40,000
    11/23/2020
    Branding Web Designer
    Branding Web Designer
    Cary, NC
    Cary, NC
    11/14/2020
    11/14/2020
    $50,000
    $50,000
    11/14/2020
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Management Decisions, Inc.
    Web Designer/Ux/Cx
    Web Designer/Ux/Cx
    Web Designer/Ux/Cx
    King of Prussia, PA
    King of Prussia, PA
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $125,220
    $125,220
    10/29/2020
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    10/17/2020
    10/17/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    10/17/2020
    Sundance Institute
    Sundance Institute
    Seasonal Web Designer
    Seasonal Web Designer
    Seasonal Web Designer
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    09/29/2020
    09/29/2020
    $58,707
    $58,707
    09/29/2020
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    Philadelphia, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    08/26/2020
    08/26/2020
    $104,350
    $104,350
    08/26/2020
    Web Designer
    Web Designer
    Hartford, CT
    Hartford, CT
    08/17/2020
    08/17/2020
    $111,655
    $111,655
    08/17/2020