Senior Web Developer Salary

Senior Web Developers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — approximately one-half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $60K to $126K per year, median earnings come to $86K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $11K and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Senior Web Developers can bottom out near $60K or peak near $126K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Senior Web Developers are male. Job satisfaction for Senior Web Developers is high.

$59,752 - $117,445
$60K
$86K
$120K
MEDIAN: $86,436
10%
50%
90%

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$24.94 - $77.04
$25
$45
$77
MEDIAN: $44.53
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50%
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$0$126K
Salary $59,752 - $117,445
Bonus $822 - $11,001
Profit Sharing $497.77 - $12,671
Commission $24,566
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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$59,669 - $126,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,248
Hourly Data $0$5K
Hourly Rate $24.94 - $77.04
Overtime $-0.50 - $5,178
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $822 - $11,001
Commission $24,566
Profit Sharing $497.77 - $12,671
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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$59,669 - $126,286
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 151

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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

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

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 $148K annually. Senior Web Developers most often move into positions as Senior Software Engineers or Senior Software Architects; those groups report median salaries that are $20K higher and $35K 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 Angular.js, ASP.NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP, HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets. Skill sets containing JavaScript also tend to include Web Development, HTML, and PHP. Most people familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Web Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Web Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 344 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Web Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 794 salaries. An experienced Senior Web Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 708 salaries. A Senior Web Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,018

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, 35 percent above the national average. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Bethesda (+17 percent), Atlanta (+15 percent), Los Angeles (+13 percent), and Seattle (+12 percent).

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Key Stats for Senior Web Developer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$88,000

▼4%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲10%




SQL
▲2%

▼0%

National Average
$88,000

JavaScript
▼1%

C#
▼1%


▼3%

▼4%

▼4%


PHP
▼7%

▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 211 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 17%
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