Senior Web Programmers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $90K per year on average but can range from $54K to $122K per year. Most Senior Web Programmers like their work and job satisfaction is high. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,925 - $122,064
MEDIAN: $89,574

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$52,925 - $122,064  
$511 - $19,574  
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$54,248 - $122,061  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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Job Description for Senior Web Programmer

  • 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 Programmer

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A lot of Senior Web Programmers move on to become Senior Software Engineers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $94K on average.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Programmer

Survey results suggest that Senior Web Programmers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Java, e-Commerce, SQL, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like PHP, Web Development, and JavaScript. Those proficient in JavaScript are, more often than not, also skilled in SQL and HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Senior Web Programmers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $63K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $77K on average. For Senior Web Programmers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $93K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $120K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Senior Web Programmer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Senior Web Programmer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 17%