Senior Web Developer Salary

For Senior Web Developers, annual average wages total $79K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $10K, total cash payment to Senior Web Developers can bottom out at $53K or peak near $118K. Residence and years of experience 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 report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$53,352 - $108,755
(Median)
$53K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,338
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$19.85 - $74.97
(Median)
$20
$41
$75
MEDIAN: $41.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,352 - $108,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,223  
Profit Sharing
$784 - $9,753  
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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$53,046 - $117,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,555
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$29$58$87
Hourly Rate
$19.85 - $74.97  
   
Overtime
$26.18 - $85.01  
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 - $10,223  
   
Profit Sharing
$784 - $9,753  
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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$53,046 - $117,531  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 280

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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. 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 $40K higher and $4K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Survey results imply that Senior Web Developers deploy 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 between 6 percent and 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include e-Commerce, MySQL, 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $71K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $79K. Senior Web Developers bring in $88K after working for 10 to 20 years. Senior Web Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $89K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Senior Web Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+19 percent), New York (+16 percent), Houston (+14 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 2 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

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C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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jQuery
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Internet Information Server (IIS)
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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JavaScript
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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National Average
$81,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 613 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
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%