Web designers work with clients to clarify needs for Websites, and work on designing
the functional and non-functional aspects of the site. Good Web designers are those
that have an eye for detail and understand how users interact with Web-based software.
In addition to general Web page layout and design, other areas of application include
digital marketing, design for print production, and creative art. Web designers are
expected to have a solid understanding of HTML5 and related technologies (HTML, CSS,
visual editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Annual salaries typically range from $60,000 to $85,000 for Web designers with 1 to
5 years of experience and $85,000 to over $100,000 for more than 5 years of experience.
Also of note, Web design jobs are highly resistant to automation due to the fact that
the design process requires creative artistic skills that are very difficult to replace
If you are looking for a fulfilling and often lucrative career, Web design is a great
Quick Facts: Web Developers
Job statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:
- 2017 Median Pay: $67,990 per year, $32.69 per hour
- Typical Entry-Level Education: Associate's Degree
- Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
- On-the-job Training: None
- Number of Jobs, 2016: 162,900
- Job Outlook, 2016-26: 15% (Much faster than average)
- Employment Change, 2016-26: 24,400