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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

15-1255 Web and Digital Interface Designers

Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices. May use web framework applications as well as client-side code and processes. May evaluate web design following web and accessibility standards, and may analyze web use metrics and optimize websites for marketability and search engine ranking. May design and test interfaces that facilitate the human-computer interaction and maximize the usability of digital devices, websites, and software with a focus on aesthetics and design. May create graphics used in websites and manage website content and links. Excludes “Special Effects Artists and Animators” (27-1014) and “Graphic Designers” (27-1024).


National estimates for Web and Digital Interface Designers
Industry profile for Web and Digital Interface Designers
Geographic profile for Web and Digital Interface Designers

National estimates for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
82,380 2.8 % $ 45.90 $ 95,460 2.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.53 $ 27.51 $ 38.41 $ 60.63 $ 80.87
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,550 $ 57,220 $ 79,890 $ 126,110 $ 168,200


Industry profile for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Web and Digital Interface Designers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Web and Digital Interface Designers, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 16,080 0.71 $ 48.33 $ 100,530
Software Publishers 12,390 2.35 $ 70.90 $ 147,470
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,320 0.99 $ 35.34 $ 73,500
Other Information Services 4,140 1.14 $ 50.07 $ 104,140
Management of Companies and Enterprises 3,690 0.15 $ 44.03 $ 91,580

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 12,390 2.35 $ 70.90 $ 147,470
Other Information Services 4,140 1.14 $ 50.07 $ 104,140
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 4,320 0.99 $ 35.34 $ 73,500
Sound Recording Industries 160 0.89 $ 26.26 $ 54,630
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses 3,380 0.73 $ 38.84 $ 80,780

Top paying industries for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Software Publishers 12,390 2.35 $ 70.90 $ 147,470
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing 210 0.13 $ 54.62 $ 113,620
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 900 0.09 $ 54.57 $ 113,500
Personal Care Services (8) (8) $ 52.88 $ 109,990
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 1,290 0.06 $ 51.54 $ 107,200


Geographic profile for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Web and Digital Interface Designers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Web and Digital Interface Designers, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of web and digital interface designers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 14,720 4.59 7.85 $ 67.87 $ 141,170
California 11,180 0.68 1.16 $ 52.07 $ 108,310
New York 8,060 0.93 1.59 $ 57.58 $ 119,770
Texas 4,820 0.39 0.67 $ 40.51 $ 84,270
North Carolina 3,320 0.75 1.29 $ 34.68 $ 72,130


Map of location quotient of web and digital interface designers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 14,720 4.59 7.85 $ 67.87 $ 141,170
District of Columbia 620 0.94 1.61 $ 40.90 $ 85,070
New York 8,060 0.93 1.59 $ 57.58 $ 119,770
Massachusetts 2,570 0.76 1.29 $ 40.00 $ 83,190
North Carolina 3,320 0.75 1.29 $ 34.68 $ 72,130


Map of annual mean wages of web and digital interface designers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 14,720 4.59 7.85 $ 67.87 $ 141,170
New York 8,060 0.93 1.59 $ 57.58 $ 119,770
Iowa 930 0.62 1.07 $ 53.46 $ 111,200
California 11,180 0.68 1.16 $ 52.07 $ 108,310
New Jersey 1,430 0.37 0.63 $ 41.16 $ 85,610



Map of employment of web and digital interface designers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,910 7.25 12.40 $ 69.58 $ 144,720
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,680 0.89 1.51 $ 57.82 $ 120,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,390 0.59 1.01 $ 44.21 $ 91,950
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,240 1.44 2.47 $ 62.38 $ 129,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,510 0.86 1.46 $ 42.09 $ 87,560
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,310 0.89 1.53 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,860 0.52 0.89 $ 44.89 $ 93,370
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,670 0.65 1.11 $ 41.64 $ 86,600
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,620 0.38 0.65 $ 32.05 $ 66,670
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,470 1.38 2.36 $ 66.21 $ 137,720


Map of location quotient of web and digital interface designers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,910 7.25 12.40 $ 69.58 $ 144,720
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 490 1.58 2.71 $ 46.53 $ 96,790
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 550 1.53 2.61 (8) (8)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,240 1.44 2.47 $ 62.38 $ 129,760
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,470 1.38 2.36 $ 66.21 $ 137,720
Columbus, OH 1,400 1.37 2.34 $ 35.95 $ 74,780
Provo-Orem, UT 320 1.16 1.99 $ 38.10 $ 79,240
Raleigh, NC 640 1.00 1.72 $ 36.94 $ 76,840
Bellingham, WA 80 1.00 1.70 $ 41.96 $ 87,280
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 110 0.96 1.64 $ 30.60 $ 63,650


Map of annual mean wages of web and digital interface designers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 13,910 7.25 12.40 $ 69.58 $ 144,720
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,470 1.38 2.36 $ 66.21 $ 137,720
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,240 1.44 2.47 $ 62.38 $ 129,760
Rochester, NY 270 0.57 0.97 $ 58.33 $ 121,330
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,680 0.89 1.51 $ 57.82 $ 120,270
Syracuse, NY 150 0.55 0.95 $ 54.65 $ 113,680
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 0.50 0.85 $ 47.34 $ 98,460
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 490 1.58 2.71 $ 46.53 $ 96,790
Austin-Round Rock, TX 950 0.88 1.51 $ 46.30 $ 96,300
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 880 0.63 1.08 $ 45.12 $ 93,840

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 0.75 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 60 0.26 0.45 $ 35.85 $ 74,560
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.72 $ 33.13 $ 68,910
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 60 0.28 0.48 $ 30.55 $ 63,550
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 50 0.17 0.29 $ 32.42 $ 67,440

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.09 $ 28.11 $ 58,470
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.79 $ 25.43 $ 52,900
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 110 0.44 0.75 $ 23.52 $ 48,930
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.42 0.72 $ 33.13 $ 68,910
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.71 $ 75.33 $ 156,680

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Web and Digital Interface Designers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 0.71 $ 75.33 $ 156,680
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 0.36 $ 69.81 $ 145,200
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 51.65 $ 107,430
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 0.31 $ 38.05 $ 79,140
Western Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 0.52 $ 36.91 $ 76,770


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022