Senior Web Developer Salary

Pay for Senior Web Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $82K per year. Total cash compensation to Senior Web Developers ranges from $56K on the lower end to $121K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Senior Web Developers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Senior Web Developers are male. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$56,318 - $112,560
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$56K
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MEDIAN: $82,013
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$22.07 - $77.45
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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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$0$30$60$90
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. 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 $22K and $38K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like MySQL, e-Commerce, and PHP. Those proficient in JavaScript are, more often than not, 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $75K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $82K on average. For Senior Web Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $90K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $93K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $83,969

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

For those looking to make money, Senior Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Senior Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in New York (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). Portland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

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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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