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Web Application Developer Salary

The average Web Application Developer in the United States earns approximately $59K annually. In the world of Web Application Developers, overall income ranges from $39K near the bottom to $90K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Male Web Application Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little over a half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,179 - $86,404
(Median)
$40K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,474
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50%
90%

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$13.70 - $49.49
(Median)
$14
$23
$49
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
$40,179 - $86,404  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,003  
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $9,845  
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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$39,035 - $90,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,246
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
$13.70 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$2.74 - $40.98  
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 - $6,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$310.94 - $9,845  
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).
)
$39,035 - $90,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224

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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 who advance into the role of a Senior Software Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Software Engineers on average earn $93K per year. The most common next step for a Web Application Developer is to become a Senior Web Developer or a Web Applications Software Developer. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $2K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Survey results imply that Web Application Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in .NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Object Oriented Programming, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include PHP. Most people who know HTML also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The majority of those who know JavaScript also know PHP, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Web Application Developers. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $54K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $67K. Web Application Developers see a median salary of $74K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $85K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Web Application Developers that is 58 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+27 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Phoenix (+15 percent), and Boston (+11 percent). In Milwaukee, salaries are 19 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Philadelphia (6 percent lower) and Austin (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries

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$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 328 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 15%