Web Application Developer Salary

Pay for Web Application Developers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $60K per year. Total cash compensation to Web Application Developers approaches anywhere from $39K on the lower end to $91K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Web Application Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,264 - $86,922
(Median)
$40K
$60K
$87K
MEDIAN: $60,316
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$13.78 - $49.99
(Median)
$14
$24
$50
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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
$40,264 - $86,922  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,028  
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $9,863  
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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$39,061 - $90,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.78 - $49.99  
   
Overtime
$2.59 - $41.66  
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 - $6,028  
   
Profit Sharing
$297.99 - $9,863  
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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$39,061 - $90,549  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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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 not the most common occurrence, Web Application Developers sometimes become Senior Software Engineers, where the average income is $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 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 ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP and MySQL. 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $69K. Web Application Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $76K. Web Application Developers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Application Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 58 percent above the national average. Web Application Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Phoenix (+16 percent), Houston (+12 percent), and Boston (+10 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Milwaukee Web Application Developers earning much less — 21 percent less — than the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Philadelphia (11 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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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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jQuery
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JavaScript
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SQL
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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National Average
$60,000

Ruby on Rails
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HTML
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MySQL
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 285 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: 15%
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