Web designers are those talented and inspired professionals who create beautiful (or not so appealing) designs for websites.
Having a nice looking website is crucial these days. Users have tons of options to create a website, but they still need a great design if they care about visual appearance and user experience.
That’s why, there will be always a demand for someone to design a layout for a website or adjust an existing design to fit the customer’s needs.
If you’re thinking about a web designer career or you’re already working as one, you might be curious to know how much money do web designers make in your area.
I’ve complied a list with average web designer salaries per year in different countries, so you can use it as a reference (and ask a pay raise from your boss :)).
The data from the list is based on 3 online sources: PayScale, Glasdoor, Indeed.
Please note that I’ve only included data for specific countries, as not all of them are covered by source websites.
How Much Do Web Designers Make by Country?
|Country||Average salary per year||Average salary per year||Average salary per year|
|United States||$ 50,524||$ 52,691||$ 44,442|
|Canada||C$ 47,916||C$ 50,000||C$ 44,985|
|Brazil||R$ 21,600||R$ 30,780||–|
|Argentina||ARS 200,000||ARS 828,000||–|
|United Kingdom||£ 23,348||£ 26,523||£ 33,273|
|Ireland||€ 33,537||€ 40,605||€ 33,876|
|Germany||€ 35,675||€ 50,678||–|
|France||€ 25,490||€ 42,126||–|
|Italy||€ 23,966||€ 42,253||–|
|Spain||€ 24,256||€ 27,725||–|
|Portugal||€ 18,434||€ 10,572||–|
|Netherlands||€ 33,814||€ 24,984||–|
|Belgium||€ 25,539||€ 57,687||–|
|Romania||RON 20,000||RON 38,400||–|
|Bulgaria||BGN 13,200||BGN 27,000||–|
|Hungary||HUF 3,600,000||HUF 3,828,156||–|
|Finland||€ 51,923||€ 24,408||–|
|Switzerland||CHF 70,844||CHF 79,000||–|
|Israel||₪ 137,858||₪ 144,660||–|
|China||¥ 72,000||¥ 124,608||–|
|India||₹ 280,241||₹ 361,916||₹ 209,352|
|Bangladesh||৳ 73,611||৳ 300,000||–|
|Saudi Arabia||SAR 57,400||SAR 163,188||–|
|United Arab Emirates||AED 51,000||AED 60,000||–|
|Turkey||₺ 50,000||₺ 38,340||–|
|South Africa||ZAR 140,532||ZAR 301,644||ZAR 163,200|
|Russia||₽ 600,000||₽ 1,322,604||–|
|Ukraine||₴ 12,000||₴ 60,000||–|
|Japan||¥ 4,064,654||¥ 3,694,080||–|
|Australia||AU$ 56,049||AU$ 74,906||AU$ 67,003|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 52,053||NZ$ 77,000||–|
|Indonesia||IDR 51,000,000||IDR 76,068,000||–|
|Taiwan||NT$ 638,000||NT$ 700,000||–|
|Thailand||฿ 390,000||฿ 576,000||–|
|Malaysia||RM 36,195||RM 45,000||RM 36,996|
|Singapore||S$ 30,927||S$ 36,000||S$ 36,684|
|Philippines||₱ 281,697||₱ 240,000||₱ 280,416|
As you can see the data is not similar across different sources. That’s because salary data is based on a different number of reported salaries.
In any case, if you want to pursue a career in web design, want to get a new job or maybe relocate to another country, you might find this info useful.
Types of designers
A web designer is a professional who designs a website. Do not confuse with the web developer, who is the professional who turns the design (using code) into a functional website.
There are multiple types of designers:
- (UI) User Interface Designer
- (UX) User Experience Designer
- Web Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Visual Designer
These days, a web designer’s job might require multiple skills, so you better focus on something specific and know the difference.
Where to learn web design?
We live in an era where most of the information is accessible to practically anyone. You can watch tons of video tutorials, read articles, enroll in online courses, check other web designers’ works and even get in touch with them.
If you want to learn at your own pace, you can check some of these online course websites:
Here is a list of free and paid web design tutorials you can explore.
What are the employment options?
When it comes to choosing the way you want to work, you have several options. You can:
- Work as a freelance web designer
- Be an in-house web designer for a company or agency
- Have your own web project or agency
- Collaborate with a web developer and co-found your own business
Where to find web design work?
If you choose to work as a freelance or in-house web designer, you can search for work on some popular web platforms like:
- Hubstaff Talent
- Designer News
- Working Nomads
- We Work Remotely
Where to showcase your design works?
You’ll need a portfolio to showcase your design works. There are multiple websites where you can list your web design works and build a memorable portfolio. Here is a list of sites where you can publish your work:
Over to you
So, tell us, is web design something you want to learn? Are you a web designer and are looking for a job? Do you earn enough? Are you looking to launch your own project?
Feel free to share your experience and stories on our social media accounts or get in touch with me for possible collaborations.