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Web Application Developer Salary

The average Web Application Developer in the United States earns approximately $60K annually. Final cash compensation to Web Application Developers varies from around $39K to approximately $91K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. For the most part, Web Application Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Male Web Application Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,127 - $86,974
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $59,808
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$13.69 - $50.25
(Median)
$14
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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
$40,127 - $86,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,019  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,826  
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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$38,890 - $91,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,226
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $50.25  
   
Overtime
$2.71 - $41.09  
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 - $6,019  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $9,826  
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).
)
$38,890 - $91,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 213

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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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It's not very common for Web Application Developers to move on to become Senior Software Engineers. Average pay for a Senior Software Engineer is $93K annually. When Web Application Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Web Developers or Web Applications Software Developers. Those roles pay an additional $18K and $1K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Survey takers working as Web Application Developers report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Web Development, and Java 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. Those who learned JavaScript also tend to know PHP, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Web Development. Those proficient in HTML are, more often than not, 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $54K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $68K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Application Developers make a median salary of $75K. Web Application Developers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Application Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 54 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+18 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Houston (+8 percent). Milwaukee ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 20 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Austin (10 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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JavaScript
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SQL
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Ruby on Rails
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National Average
$60,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 316 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 15%
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