Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States can expect wages of $63K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Web Application Developers bottoms out near $43K and approaches $96K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $7K from bonuses and almost $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Web Application Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority (87 percent) of Web Application Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$44,460 - $93,143
$44K
$63K
$93K
MEDIAN: $62,908
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$14.00 - $46.68
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MEDIAN: $25.35
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$0$95K
Salary $44,460 - $93,143
Bonus $0.00 - $7,370
Profit Sharing $428.86 - $6,690
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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$42,919 - $95,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 439
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $14.00 - $46.68
Overtime $9.86 - $57.78
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $0.00 - $7,370
Profit Sharing $428.86 - $6,690
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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$42,919 - $95,872
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 64

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Job Description for Web Application Developer

Web application developers build, maintain and manage all aspects of a web application. ("Web application" is a catchall term for a number interfaces that utilize the world wide web.) One example would be a website, and another could be a mobile phone or tablet app. Web application developers must plan, build and subsequently manage every process of the application's development. Sometimes this is done as part of a team, but it can also be done independently or under the supervision of the employer. Fluent understanding of common developer languages such as HTML and PHP will nearly always be necessary and may need to be demonstrated via a test or a strong portfolio.

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Web Application 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 Web Application Developer


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As Web Application Developers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Application Developer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Application Developers earn $95K on average per year. Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers are common next-step roles for Web Application Developers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Senior Web Developers is $16K higher on average, and it's $14K higher for Software Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Survey results imply that Web Application Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Web Development, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML5, MySQL, and Cascading Style Sheets. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

Pay by Experience for a Web Application Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Application Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 367 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Application Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Web Application Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 90 salaries. A Web Application Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,573

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

For Web Application Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 49 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+32 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Web Application Developers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tulsa (20 percent less) and Omaha (13 percent less).

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Key Stats for Web Application Developer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries

▲38%

▲28%

▲13%

National Average
$64,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


▲7%

▲3%


C# Programming Language
▲1%

jQuery
▲1%

ASP.NET Framework
▲1%

C#
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

PHP
▼1%

▼2%

SQL
▼3%

▼3%


▼7%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 14%
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