Senior Web Developer Salary

With close to one-half of Senior Web Developers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $60K to $124K per year and averages out to $85K annually. In the world of Senior Web Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $13K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $60K and $124K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Job satisfaction for Senior Web Developers is high. Senior Web Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$59,780 - $116,397
$60K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,298
10%
50%
90%

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$24.64 - $77.35
$25
$43
$77
MEDIAN: $42.96
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,780 - $116,397  
   
Bonus
$516 - $10,427  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $12,500  
Commission
$22,500  
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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$59,611 - $124,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,353
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.64 - $77.35  
   
Overtime
$19.39 - $100.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$516 - $10,427  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$495.79 - $12,500  
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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$59,611 - $124,436  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 166

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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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For Senior Web Developers, progressing to a Chief Technology Officer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Chief Technology Officer can earn $148K annually. The most common next step for a Senior Web Developer is to become a Senior Software Engineer or a Senior Software Architect. The former position pays an additional $21K per year on average, and the latter position pays $36K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. 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 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, HTML, and Cascading Style Sheets. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know HTML. Most people who know JavaScript also know Web Development, HTML, and PHP.

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: $87,074

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Senior Web Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Bethesda (+18 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), Los Angeles (+15 percent), and Seattle (+13 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
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$87,000

▼3%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲11%



SQL
▲4%


▲1%

JavaScript
▼0%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$87,000


▼2%

▼3%

▼3%


PHP
▼6%

▼6%

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
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 16%
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