Web Application Developer Salary

Median pay for Web Application Developers in the United States is around $63K per year. Total cash compensation to Web Application Developers approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $96K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geography and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Web Application Developers (86 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,281 - $92,388
$43K
$63K
$92K
MEDIAN: $63,208
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$13.09 - $48.41
$13
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $25.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,281 - $92,388  
   
Bonus
$20.43 - $7,749  
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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$41,069 - $95,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $48.41  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $56.62  
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
$20.43 - $7,749  
   
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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$41,069 - $95,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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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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Web Application Developers who go on to become Senior Application Developers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Application Developers is $95K annually. Web Application Developers most often move into positions as Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Web Application Developers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Web Development, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include HTML5, MySQL, and Cascading Style Sheets. Most people who know Cascading Style Sheets also 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: $64,012

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For those looking to make money, Web Application Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 48 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+31 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Web Application Developers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Web Application Developers in Milwaukee bring in salaries that are 25 percent lower than the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Tulsa (21 percent less) and Omaha (14 percent less).

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Key Stats for Web Application Developer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries

▲37%

▲27%

▲13%

National Average
$64,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


▲6%


▲2%

C#
▼0%

C# Programming Language
▼0%

jQuery
▼0%

ASP.NET Framework
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

PHP
▼2%

▼3%

SQL
▼3%

▼3%


▼8%

▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 78 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 14%