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Senior Web Developer Salary

Median pay for Senior Web Developers in the United States is around $80K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Web Developers stretch from $54K on the lower end to $118K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Work is enjoyable for Senior Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,743 - $109,224
(Median)
$54K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,646
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50%
90%

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$20.16 - $75.47
(Median)
$20
$44
$75
MEDIAN: $43.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,743 - $109,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
Profit Sharing
$784 - $9,753  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$53,593 - $118,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,547
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $75.47  
   
Overtime
$27.00 - $88.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,262  
   
Profit Sharing
$784 - $9,753  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$53,593 - $118,134  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 271

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Job Description for Senior Web Developer

Senior web developers are the leads in developing websites. They think much like advertising specialists in that they want to design their web pages to attract traffic to it and therefore to the company and its products. Senior web developers also have an advanced technical know-how with computers as well as the Internet.

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Senior Web Developer Tasks

  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.
  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Developer


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Though not the most common occurrence, Senior Web Developers sometimes become Chief Technology Officers, where the average income is $146K per year. Career advancement for the typical Senior Web Developer often leads to becoming a Senior Software Architect or an Information Technology Project Manager; median salaries in these positions are $40K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Survey results imply that Senior Web Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Java, ASP.NET, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include e-Commerce, MySQL, and PHP. It is often found that people who know JavaScript are also skilled in HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Developer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Senior Web Developers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $72K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $79K on average. Senior Web Developers see a median salary of $89K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 29 percent, Senior Web Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), New York (+16 percent), Boston (+13 percent), and Houston (+13 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 2 percent.

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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

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C#
up arrow 6%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
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jQuery
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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JavaScript
0%

National Average
$82,000

Web Development
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HTML
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SQL
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 595 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%
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