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Web Designer

Find out how to become a web designer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Web Designer is $53,800 - 77,600 annually


Web designers use their creative and technical skills to design and build websites to suit client requirements. Web designers work with multiple media and write program code. Employment for web designers to 2019 is expected to grow very strongly. Employment in this large occupation grew strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Web designers combine creative and technical knowhow to create websites that will attract visitors and encourage sales.

  • Working closely with clients and other stakeholders to ascertain their website needs
  • Writing and manipulating program code to ensure the smooth running of websites
  • Creating digital media that will enhance website aesthetics and attract visitors
  • Explaining to and negotiating the cost of a variety of website elements
  • Maintaining website performance and integrity as requested
  • Ensuring website compliance with legal obligations

Quick facts

Working as a website designer allows you to make the most of your computer skills and provides opportunities for you to develop your creative thinking.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.8 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Average qualification level
    38.8% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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