Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $60K annually. Overall cash earnings for Web Application Developers stretch from $39K on the lower end to $91K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Web Application Developers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Web Application Developers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$40,336 - $87,218

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$13.72 - $49.73

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,336 - $87,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,046  
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$39,230 - $90,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.72 - $49.73  
   
Overtime
$1.30 - $40.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,046  
   
Profit Sharing
$300.00 - $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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$39,230 - $90,655  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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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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While Web Application Developers do not often become Senior Software Engineers, the job pays $93K per year on average. However, becoming a Senior Web Developer or Web Applications Software Developer is a more frequent transition for Web Application Developers.

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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 7 percent and 12 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like PHP and MySQL. Most people experienced in HTML also know 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.


For many Web Application Developers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $55K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $69K. Web Application Developers see a median salary of $76K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $86K.

Pay Difference by Location


Web Application Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 58 percent. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Phoenix (+16 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Web Application Developers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Web Application Developers in Milwaukee bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Austin and Philadelphia are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 11 percent lower and 7 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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jQuery
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$61,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 282 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 14%
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