Senior Web Developer Salary

Senior Web Developers in the United States take home an average $80K annually. In the world of Senior Web Developers, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $120K at the top; this can include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of Senior Web Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more male Senior Web Developers survey respondents than women, making up 89 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,370 - $110,404

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$20.12 - $76.76

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,370 - $110,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,288  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $9,766  
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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$54,134 - $119,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,556
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$20.12 - $76.76  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $83.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,288  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $9,766  
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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$54,134 - $119,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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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Though not the most common occurrence, Senior Web Developers sometimes become Chief Technology Officers, where the average income is $146K per year. Senior Web Developers typically move into roles as Senior Software Engineers or Senior Software Architects, and those positions pay $23K more and $39K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Developer


Senior Web Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in HTML5, Java, ASP.NET, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like e-Commerce, MySQL, and PHP. Most people skilled in JavaScript are similarly competent 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Senior Web Developers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $74K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $80K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Senior Web Developers make a median salary of $90K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location


Senior Web Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 31 percent. Senior Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), New York (+17 percent), Houston (+12 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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JavaScript
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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: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 13%
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