Web Application Developers in the United States take home an average $62K per year. Total cash compensation for Web Application Developers runs from $41K to $93K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $8K. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Web Application Developers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Work is enjoyable for Web Application Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,256 - $89,875
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$41K
$62K
$90K
MEDIAN: $62,382
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$13.18 - $48.08
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$13
$26
$48
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$41,256 - $89,875  
   
Bonus
$20.27 - $7,198  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,170  
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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$40,765 - $93,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 510
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$13.18 - $48.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $57.00  
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
$20.27 - $7,198  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $8,170  
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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$40,765 - $93,330  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Senior Application Developer. The latter position pays an average of $95K annually. With an annual salary of $79K, Senior Web Developer is the most common role for Web Application Developers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Web Applications Software Developer role — which usually pays $62K — is also typical for Web Application Developers, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Web Application Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, jQuery, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 10 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include HTML5 and Cascading Style Sheets. Most people experienced in Cascading Style Sheets also know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

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


For many Web Application Developers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $56K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $72K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Application Developers make a median salary of $81K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $89K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $63,460

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Application Developers, 45 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+33 percent), Minneapolis (+17 percent), Boston (+12 percent), and Chicago (+7 percent). One of the biggest compensable factors for Web Application Developers is geography, with workers in Milwaukee earning a whopping 24 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Tulsa and Omaha (20 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




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$63,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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