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Senior Web Developer Salary

Senior Web Developers in the United States can expect wages of $80K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Senior Web Developers stretch from $54K near the bottom to $119K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Work is enjoyable for Senior Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,029 - $109,459
(Median)
$54K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,904
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$20.16 - $76.65
(Median)
$20
$45
$77
MEDIAN: $44.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,029 - $109,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,280  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $9,987  
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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$53,838 - $118,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,553
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $76.65  
   
Overtime
$20.13 - $88.08  
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 - $10,280  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $9,987  
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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$53,838 - $118,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 281
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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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It's not very common for Senior Web Developers to move on to become Chief Technology Officers. Average pay for a Chief Technology Officer is $146K annually. 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 $39K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Senior Web Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, ASP.NET, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $72K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $79K on average. For Senior Web Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Senior Web Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Senior Web Developers, 28 percent higher than the national average. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Boston (+13 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#
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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jQuery
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 592 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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