how to become a web designer (2024 Guide)

How Much Does a Web Designer Make?

BrainStation’s Web Designer career guide is intended to help you take the first steps toward a lucrative career in Web Design. Read on for an overview of average salaries for Web Designers.

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Web Designers have an annual base income somewhere between $45,000 (Indeed) and $53,000 (Glassdoor). The average salary for Senior Web Designers is just north of $82,000, according to ZipRecruiter.

Meanwhile, ZipRecruiter pointed to at least five jobs related to the Senior Web Designer job category that pay more per year than a typical Senior Web Designer salary. Some of these roles include: Senior Product Designer, Senior Brand Designer, Senior UX Designer and Senior Visual Designer. Each of those pays more than $100,000 on average.

It also depends on where you live. The top five top-paying cities – all of which were in California – pay Web Designers roughly 20 percent more than the national average.