Senior Web Developers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly one-half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $85K per year, but may range from $59K to $124K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $20K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Web Developers can bottom out near $59K or peak near $124K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,529 - $115,962
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,951
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90%

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$24.44 - $77.71
(Median)
$24
$46
$78
MEDIAN: $45.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,529 - $115,962  
   
Bonus
$840 - $10,286  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $19,727  
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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$59,168 - $124,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,387
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$24.44 - $77.71  
   
Overtime
$-0.49 - $94.53  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$840 - $10,286  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $19,727  
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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$59,168 - $124,451  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Senior Web Developers move into roles as Chief Technology Officers, where pay is an average $148K per year. It is quite typical for Senior Web Developers to transition into roles as Senior Software Engineers or Senior Software Architects, where reported median earnings are $21K and $35K higher per year.

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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 Angular.js, SQL, ASP.NET Framework, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like MySQL, PHP, and HTML. Skill sets containing JavaScript also tend to include Web Development, HTML, and PHP. Most people skilled in Cascading Style Sheets are similarly competent in HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Developer

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Web Developers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $77K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $85K. Senior Web Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $92K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $95K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,125

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

For Senior Web Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Bethesda (+18 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+14 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent.

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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries


SQL
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ASP.NET Framework
up arrow 4%

C# Programming Language
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
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JavaScript
up arrow 1%

ASP.NET
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

jQuery
0%

National Average
$87,000

HTML5
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 1%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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up arrow 5%

PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 207 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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