A web designer creates the look, layout, and features of a website. The job involves understanding both graphic design and computer programming. Once a website is created, a designer helps with maintenance and additions to the website. They work with development teams or managers for keeping the site up-to-date and prioritizing needs, among other tasks.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in 2018 that the median hourly wage for web developers, who perform the same duties as web designers, was $33.38, or $69,430 annually. The 2018-2028 projected job growth for web developers is 13%, per the BLS. According to the agency, the median income for graphic designers in 2018 was $50,370 ($24.21 hourly). The BLS projects job growth of 3% between 2018 and 2028 for this occupation.