In 2008, the median salary for Web Designers was $65,270 and $50,725 for a Level 1 Web Designer according to Salary.com. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Graphic Designers made an average $60,120 per year. But the BLS doesn't have a specific listing for Web designers.
There are many different job titles you might have as a Web designer and thees titles differentiate both your experience and skills. Some average annual salaries include:
- Computer Software Engineers: $90,780 1
- Web Designer, Sr: $85,123 2
- Level 3 Web Designer: $75,017 2
- Database Administrators: $70,260 1
- Web Designer: $65,270 2
- Level 2 Web Designer: $61,208 2
- Writers and Authors: $60,120 1
- Level 1 Web Designer: $50,725 2
- Graphic Designers: $45,340 1
- From the BLS
- From Salary.com
Highest and Lowest Paid Regions
Some of the highest paid Web designers are in San Jose, CA with a median salary of $79,982. Other high paying regions include:
- Philadelphia, PA: $79,717
- San Francisco, CA: $79,551
- New York, NY: $77,475
The lowest paid Web designers are in Birmingham, AL with a median salary of $47,580. Other low paying regions include:
- San Juan, Puerto Rico: $48,965
- Greensboro, NC: $55,489
- Burlington, VT: $57,052
How Much Do Web Designers Make in Your State?
I've created a list of the median salary for the job title "Web Designer" in various metropolitan regions around the United States. Find out how much Web Designers make in your area.