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Senior Web Developer Salary

Earnings for Senior Web Developers in the United States come in at around $78K per year on average. Overall cash earnings for Senior Web Developers vary widely between $52K and $117K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Senior Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$52,208 - $107,256
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MEDIAN: $78,116
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$19.77 - $75.50
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MEDIAN: $42.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,208 - $107,256  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,188  
Profit Sharing
$958 - $9,713  
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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$52,161 - $116,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,635
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$19.77 - $75.50  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $80.17  
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 - $10,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$958 - $9,713  
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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$52,161 - $116,513  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
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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 $145K per year. Senior Software Architects or Information Technology Project Managers are common next-step roles for Senior Web Developers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Software Architects is $41K higher on average, and it's $6K higher for Information Technology Project Managers.

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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 ASP.NET, Java, C#, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 9 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux, e-Commerce, and MySQL. Most people experienced in JavaScript also know HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $69K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $78K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $87K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $88K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Senior Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Houston (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+11 percent).

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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$80,000



Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

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C#
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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National Average
$80,000

JavaScript
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Web Development
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 671 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
43%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%