Senior Web Developer Salary

Over one-half of Senior Web Developers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $59K to $124K per year, and the average comes out to $85K annually. Overall cash earnings for Senior Web Developers stretch from $59K on the lower end to $124K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $16K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of Senior Web Developers (89 percent) who took the survey. Most Senior Web Developers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$59,381 - $116,610
$59K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,055
10%
50%
90%

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$24.13 - $77.61
$24
$45
$78
MEDIAN: $45.12
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,381 - $116,610  
   
Bonus
$776 - $10,263  
Profit Sharing
$499.44 - $15,513  
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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$59,011 - $124,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,361
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$24.13 - $77.61  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $93.60  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$776 - $10,263  
   
Commission
$22,500  
Profit Sharing
$499.44 - $15,513  
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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$59,011 - $124,234  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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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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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 $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 $21K higher and $36K 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 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, HTML, and MySQL. Most people skilled in Cascading Style Sheets are similarly competent in HTML. Most people experienced in JavaScript also know Web Development, HTML, 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $77K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $85K. Senior Web Developers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $92K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $97K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,146

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

Senior Web Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Bethesda (+18 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Los Angeles (+17 percent), and New York (+13 percent). Indianapolis is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Senior Web Developer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

National Average
$87,000

▼3%

▼12%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Developer Salaries

▲12%


SQL
▲4%



▲1%

JavaScript
▼0%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$87,000

▼1%

▼1%



▼5%

▼5%

PHP
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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