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Career profile Web Designer

Also known as Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Web Designer, Web Developer, Webmaster

Web Designer

Also known as Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist

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Pay Range
$40,750 - $146,430 (annual)
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What does a Web Designer do?

Web Designers design digital user interfaces or websites.

In addition, Web Designers

  • develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices,
  • may use web framework applications as well as client-side code and processes,
  • may evaluate web design following web and accessibility standards, and may analyze web use metrics and optimize websites for marketability and search engine ranking,
  • may design and test interfaces that facilitate the human-computer interaction and maximize the usability of digital devices, websites, and software with a focus on aesthetics and design,
  • may create graphics used in websites and manage website content and links.

What is a Web Designer salary?

The median salary for a Web Designer is $77,200, and the average salary is $85,490. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Web Designer salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.

Many Web Designers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Web Designers earn less than $40,750 per year, 25% earn less than $55,390, 75% earn less than $107,620, and 90% earn less than $146,430.

Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Web Designers is expected to change by 12.8%, and there should be roughly 17,900 open positions for Web Designers every year.

Median annual salary
$77,200
Typical salary range
$40,750 - $146,430
Projected growth (2020 - 2030)
12.8%

What personality traits are common among Web Designers?

Interests

Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.

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Values

People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.

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Psychological Demands

Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.

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What education and training do Web Designers need?

Many Web Designers will have a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Web Designers usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Educational degrees among Web Designers

  • 0.7% did not complete high school or secondary school
  • 5.0% completed high school or secondary school
  • 14.9% completed some college coursework
  • 9.7% earned a Associate's degree
  • 54.3% earned a Bachelor's degree
  • 14.2% earned a Master's degree
  • 1.1% earned a doctorate or professional degree

Knowledge and expertise required by Web Designers

Through education, training, or experience, most Web Designers will need to be proficient in mutliple areas to perform their job well.

Data on the specific knowledge and expertise required for Web Designers is not yet complete. Please check back later.

Important Abilities needed by Web Designers

Web Designers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.

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Critical Skills needed by Web Designers

Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.

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What is the source of this information?

The information provided on this page is adapted from data and descriptions published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration under the CC BY 4.0 license. TraitLab has modified some information for ease of use and reading, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.

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