Senior Web Developer Salary

Senior Web Developers in the United States can expect wages of $82K annually on average. Overall incomes of Senior Web Developers generally bottom out at around $56K and peak near $121K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $10K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for Senior Web Developers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Senior Web Developers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,318 - $112,560
(Median)
$56K
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$110K
MEDIAN: $82,013
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$22.07 - $77.45
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$77
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,318 - $112,560  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,346  
Profit Sharing
$516 - $10,101  
Commission
$22,500  
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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$56,339 - $121,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.07 - $77.45  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $87.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,346  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$516 - $10,101  
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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$56,339 - $121,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 259
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Job Description for Senior Web Developer

Senior web developers are employed in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and information technology (IT). Most employers prefer candidates who have at least a bachelor's degree in computer technology, although some companies may allow experience to compensate for formal education. Most employers also prefer applicants who have at least 4 years of experience in web design, web software management, and/or technical web support.

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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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Senior Web Developers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Chief Technology Officer. The latter position pays an average of $147K annually. Typical career progression for a Senior Web Developer involves becoming a Senior Software Engineer or a Senior Software Architect, roles that pay $22K more and $38K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Survey takers working as Senior Web Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Java, HTML5, ASP.NET, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include MySQL, e-Commerce, and PHP. Most people who know JavaScript also know 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.


For Senior Web Developers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. The average inexperienced worker earns $75K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $82K. Senior Web Developers see a median salary of $90K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $93K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,969

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 34 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 New York (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Trailing the national average by 12 percent, Portland is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$84,000



Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 516 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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