Earnings for Web Application Developers in the United States come in at around $63K annually on average. Total incomes of Web Application Developers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $7K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $42K and $95K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. There are far more male Web Application Developers survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$43,484 - $91,280
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MEDIAN: $63,073
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$13.13 - $46.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,484 - $91,280  
   
Bonus
$245.34 - $7,198  
Profit Sharing
$438.96 - $6,622  
Total Pay (?
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$41,749 - $94,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $46.28  
   
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
$245.34 - $7,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$438.96 - $6,622  
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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$41,749 - $94,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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 transition into a Senior Application Developer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $95K per year. Web Application Developers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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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 4 percent and 9 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML5, Cascading Style Sheets, and MySQL. Those familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also tend to know HTML.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $58K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $88K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,113

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For Web Application Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Minneapolis (+16 percent), Boston (+13 percent), Washington (+5 percent), and Chicago (+3 percent). Location is a huge contributor to overall pay, with Web Application Developers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 25 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Austin and Tulsa (21 percent lower).

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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 79 votes.
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Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




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$64,000


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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