Senior Web Developer Salary

Median pay for Senior Web Developers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $80K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $10K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $54K and hits $119K on the high end. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Senior Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,118 - $109,992
(Median)
$54K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,089
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$20.28 - $77.13
(Median)
$20
$45
$77
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,118 - $109,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,284  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $9,849  
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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$54,008 - $119,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,541
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$20.28 - $77.13  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $88.77  
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 - $10,284  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $9,849  
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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$54,008 - $119,285  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
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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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It's not very common for Senior Web Developers to move on to become Chief Technology Officers. Average pay for a Chief Technology Officer is $146K annually. 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 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 5 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Linux, MySQL, and e-Commerce. 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $73K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $80K. For Senior Web Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $89K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $90K.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Senior Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Senior Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), Houston (+15 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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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: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 13%
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