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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Web Designer Salary

$59,353 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$28.54 hourly

Entry level Salary
$42,000 yearly
$42,000
10 %
$59,353
Median
$83,000
90 %

How much does a Web Designer make?

Web designers make $59,353 per year on average, or $28.54 per hour, in the United States. Web designers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $83,000.

Location impacts how much a web designer can expect to make. Web designers make the most in Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, Virginia, and Alaska.

Highest Paying States For Web Designers

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

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Web Designer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$99,275$47.73948
2Massachusetts$85,171$40.95868
3Oregon$77,552$37.28529
4District of Columbia$83,454$40.12289
5Virginia$77,439$37.23964
6Rhode Island$72,241$34.73135
7New York$71,603$34.421,481
8California$68,938$33.143,548
9Maryland$70,555$33.92520
10Pennsylvania$64,437$30.98837
11New Jersey$71,667$34.46552
12Utah$61,852$29.74314
13North Carolina$61,700$29.66702
14Nevada$68,206$32.79113
15Michigan$59,933$28.81562
16Alaska$75,805$36.4433
17Wisconsin$59,839$28.77390
18Vermont$59,866$28.7853
19New Hampshire$57,913$27.84132
20West Virginia$64,030$30.7849
21Ohio$56,898$27.35634
22Connecticut$58,832$28.28237
23Illinois$57,010$27.41890
24Delaware$60,737$29.2061
25Kansas$56,991$27.40179
26Arizona$55,757$26.81362
27Idaho$56,070$26.9687
28Colorado$56,384$27.11419
29Nebraska$54,423$26.16129
30Texas$51,935$24.971,473
31Minnesota$51,310$24.67503
32Alabama$53,094$25.53190
33Tennessee$51,886$24.95281
34Montana$52,499$25.2463
35South Carolina$52,092$25.04226
36North Dakota$52,944$25.4539
37Georgia$49,177$23.64836
38Arkansas$51,297$24.66127
39Louisiana$51,538$24.78124
40Missouri$50,257$24.16305
41Florida$49,028$23.57940
42Iowa$48,613$23.37179
43Indiana$49,169$23.64300
44Maine$48,409$23.2771
45New Mexico$46,337$22.28119
46Hawaii$52,954$25.4628
47Mississippi$48,709$23.4270
48Oklahoma$43,611$20.97149
49Kentucky$41,880$20.13167
50Wyoming$42,864$20.6125
51South Dakota$42,383$20.3840

Highest Paying Cities For Web Designers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Seattle, WA$100,512$48.32
2Boston, MA$85,100$40.91
3Washington, DC$83,456$40.12
4Sacramento, CA$80,694$38.80
5Sterling, VA$79,667$38.30
6Jersey City, NJ$71,937$34.59
7New York, NY$71,685$34.46
8Baltimore, MD$70,895$34.08
9Philadelphia, PA$64,832$31.17
10Raleigh, NC$62,520$30.06
11Madison, WI$58,938$28.34
12Chicago, IL$57,324$27.56
13Littleton, CO$56,441$27.14
14Omaha, NE$54,441$26.17
15Irving, TX$52,530$25.25

Web Designer Salary Details

Web Designer Salary

What is a Web Designer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$83,000$6,917$40
75th Percentile$70,000$5,833$34
Average$59,353$4,946$29
25th Percentile$49,000$4,083$24
10th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Graphic Designer, Marketing$45,164$3,764$21.71115,113
Graphic Designer Internship$38,885$3,240$18.6993,292
Graphic Designer/Production$49,532$4,128$23.8195,831
User Interaction Designer$82,233$6,853$39.5454,146
User Experience Designer$90,890$7,574$43.7052,582
Student Graphic Designer$53,245$4,437$25.6055,508

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Microsoft Jobs (12)
  2. IBM Jobs (16)
  3. Lockheed Martin Jobs (21)
  4. Gap Inc. Jobs (12)
  5. AT&T Jobs (14)

Which Companies Pay Web Designers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, NVIDIA and Citrix are the highest paying companies for web designers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1NVIDIA$125,582$60.381
2Citrix$117,233$56.369
3Intel$104,663$50.3229
4Gartner$92,903$44.6619
5Weichert$92,164$44.312
6Fastly$89,475$43.02
7Haas Automation$86,484$41.58
8Bio-Rad Laboratories$84,870$40.809
9Vonage$83,793$40.29
10Everyday Health$81,387$39.13
11Keap$80,747$38.82
12Gap Inc.$80,118$38.5268
13Accenture$79,697$38.32284
14PayPal$79,120$38.0418
15Apple$78,422$37.70452
16The Children's Place$77,721$37.371
17Livescribe$76,956$37.00
18PNY Technologies$76,604$36.832
19Midcontinent Independent System Operator$75,539$36.32
20Activision Blizzard$74,697$35.9186

How Much Do Web Designers Make In Different Industries?

Web designer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that the internet, manufacturing, and media industries tend to offer much higher salaries for web designers. For example, web designers make a whopping average salary of $62,601 while working in the internet industry. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $61,560 in the manufacturing industry and $61,151 in the media industry.

Web designers may want to avoid working in the education industry as it offers the lowest average salary of $54,244.

Highest Paying Industries For Web Designers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Internet$62,601$30.10
2Manufacturing$61,560$29.60
3Media$61,151$29.40
4Technology$60,716$29.19
5Professional$57,553$27.67
6Retail$56,287$27.06
7Education$54,244$26.08

High Paying Web Designer Jobs

Web Designer Salary Trends

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.

Web Designer Salary By Experience Level

Experience Level  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
Entry Level$37,800$18.18
Mid Level$57,200$27.51
Senior Level$83,600$40.21

Average Web Designer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Web Designer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$59,400$28.53+2.4%
    2021$57,900$27.86+3.3%
    2020$56,000$26.93+3.3%
    2019$54,100$26.03+2.2%
    2018$53,000$25.47+1.6%

    Recently Added Web Designer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Webfx.comJR. Web DesignerHarrisburg, PA05/31/2022$39,000
    SS&C TechnologiesJunior Web DesignerDenver, CO05/19/2022$55,000
    Triplenet Technologies, Inc.Junior Web Designer #9564908Bellevue, WA05/11/2022$35,479
    BiziqWordpress Web DesignerPhoenix, AZ05/09/2022$35,000
    Gotab Inc.Web DesignerWashington, DC05/09/2022$70,000
    Ringcentral, Inc.Brand Web DesignerBelmont, CA05/09/2022$120,000
    Jennmar ServicesWeb DesignerGrand Junction, CO05/08/2022$41,740
    GithubStaff Web DesignerSan Francisco, CA05/08/2022$118,100
    Workforce LogiqWeb DesignerAtlanta, GA05/07/2022$93,915
    Workforce Logiq Iq Talent NetworkWeb DesignerAtlanta, GA05/07/2022$93,915

    Web Designer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Web Designers the most?

    Washington pays Web Designers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $99,275 per year, or $47.73 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Web Designer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Web Designer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Massachusetts you should be paid close to $85,171 per year.

    What type of Web Designer gets paid the most?

    Lead Designer gets paid the most. Lead Designer made a median salary of $111,727. The best-paid 10 percent make $134,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $92,000.

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