Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States pull down an average of $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Web Application Developers spread between $39K and $91K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Male Web Application Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,238 - $86,955
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,195
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$13.55 - $50.25
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,238 - $86,955  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,994  
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $9,845  
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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$38,935 - $90,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,193
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.55 - $50.25  
   
Overtime
$2.61 - $41.54  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,994  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.00 - $9,845  
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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$38,935 - $90,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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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Web Application Developers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Software Engineers. That role pays $93K per year on average. However, it's more common for Web Application Developers to move into roles as Senior Web Developers or Software Developer, Web Applicationss.

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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 .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Development, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like PHP and MySQL. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

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


Web Application Developers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. 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 $68K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Web Application Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Application Developers, 58 percent higher than the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Phoenix (+16 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Web Application Developers in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 20 percent less than the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (11 percent lower) and Philadelphia (6 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$60,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries

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C#
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jQuery
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National Average
$60,000

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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 291 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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