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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 $78,500 - 151,100 annually

What does a Web Designer do?

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.

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of a Web Designer?

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

How to become a Web Designer

You do not need formal qualifications as a Web Designer, however, employers do prefer candidates who have an educational background in web development.

We recommend studying a ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) or ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Web Development to help build your skill set in web development and prepare you for this career option.

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.

Employment for Website Designers is set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 62,100 in 2020 to 70,100 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Job Growth
    Set to grow strongly in the next five years. From 62,100 in 2020 to 70,100 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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