Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $61K annually. Total cash compensation to Web Application Developers bottoms out near $40K and approaches $92K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The vast majority (88 percent) of Web Application Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most Web Application Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,510 - $87,804
(Median)
$41K
$61K
$88K
MEDIAN: $61,022
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$14.68 - $50.21
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,510 - $87,804  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,017  
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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$40,098 - $91,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,109
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $50.21  
   
Overtime
$2.31 - $44.83  
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
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $10,017  
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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$40,098 - $91,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Web Application Developers move into roles as Senior Software Engineers, where pay is an average $93K per year. However, Web Application Developers typically graduate to Senior Web Developers or Web Applications Software Developers.

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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, ASP.NET, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP, Cascading Style Sheets, and MySQL. For most people, competency in Cascading Style Sheets indicates knowledge of HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $55K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $71K. Web Application Developers bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,396

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

Home to some of the best pay for Web Application Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 63 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+36 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Seattle (+17 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Web Application Developers in Milwaukee take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Philadelphia and New York are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$61,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


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C#
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Java
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JavaScript
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National Average
$61,000

HTML
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 249 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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