Senior Web Developer Salary

Senior Web Developers in the United States can expect wages of $80K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Senior Web Developers vary widely between $54K and $119K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Senior Web Developers (89 percent) survey respondents are men. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$54,127 - $110,203
(Median)
$54K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,222
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$20.14 - $76.73
(Median)
$20
$45
$77
MEDIAN: $45.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,127 - $110,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,289  
Profit Sharing
$795 - $9,878  
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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$53,960 - $119,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,540
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$20.14 - $76.73  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $83.21  
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 - $10,289  
   
Profit Sharing
$795 - $9,878  
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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$53,960 - $119,439  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 277
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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 it's uncommon, some Senior Web Developers move into roles as Chief Technology Officers, where pay is an average $146K per year. When Senior Web Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Software Architects or Information Technology Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $39K and $4K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Senior Web Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HTML5, Java, ASP.NET, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $73K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $80K. Senior Web Developers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $90K. 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 offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Web Developers, 30 percent above the national average. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Boston (+11 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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JavaScript
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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National Average
$82,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 562 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: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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