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Web Application Developer Salary

An average Web Application Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $59K per year. In the world of Web Application Developers, total cash compensation can vary between $39K and $89K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $10K, respectively. Residence 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 over one-half. Men account for the majority of Web Application Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for Web Application Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$40,037 - $84,736
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MEDIAN: $58,583
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$13.72 - $49.96
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$40,037 - $84,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,013  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $9,594  
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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$38,772 - $88,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $49.96  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $49.14  
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 - $6,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $9,594  
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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$38,772 - $88,601  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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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There are some Web Application Developers — though it's uncommon — that transition into Senior Software Engineers, where earnings are an average $93K annually. A common career progression for a Web Application Developer is to become a Senior Web Developer or a Web Applications Software Developer. Compared to Web Application Developers, the first group earns $19K more on average, and the second group earns $2K more.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Survey results imply that Web Application Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, Java, .NET, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include PHP. 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 lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $53K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $66K. Web Application Developers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $73K. Web Application Developers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $82K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Application Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 64 percent greater than the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+22 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Philadelphia, which sits 5 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Seattle and San Diego (2 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


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C#
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 395 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 14%