Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States take home approximately $61K per year on average. Final cash compensation to Web Application Developers varies from around $40K to approximately $92K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $10K, respectively. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more male Web Application Developers survey respondents than women, making up 88 percent. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Application Developers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,510 - $87,804
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $61,022
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$14.68 - $50.21
(Median)
$15
$25
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,510 - $87,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,017  
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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$40,098 - $91,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $50.21  
   
Overtime
$2.31 - $44.83  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,017  
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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$40,098 - $91,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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

  • 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 Web Application Developer


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While not commonly seen, Web Application Developers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Senior Software Engineers is $93K per year. It is more probable, however, that Web Application Developers become Senior Web Developers or Web Applications Software Developers.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Web Application Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, ASP.NET, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, Cascading Style Sheets, and MySQL. It is often found that people who know Cascading Style Sheets are also skilled in HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

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


For Web Application Developers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $55K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Web Application Developers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. Web Application Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,396

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

For those looking to make money, Web Application Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 63 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+36 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Milwaukee Web Application Developers earning much less — 22 percent less — than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (8 percent lower) and New York (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


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C#
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National Average
$61,000

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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