Web Developer Salary

An average Web Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K annually. In the world of Web Developers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $8K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $85K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by tenure and geography. Job satisfaction for Web Developers is high. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Web Developers are male. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part.

$36,313 - $81,740
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$36K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,057
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$11.97 - $46.32
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MEDIAN: $20
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,313 - $81,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,952  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $7,816  
Commission
$862 - $7,500  
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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$33,204 - $84,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,934
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $46.32  
   
Overtime
$15.37 - $50.06  
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 - $5,952  
   
Commission
$862 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $7,816  
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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$33,204 - $84,622  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,923
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Job Description for Web Developer

Most of the time, web developers work in an office. Web developers build the backbone of websites. Employers often require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, informational technology, or another relevant fields. However, some companies will accept candidates with enough years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree requirements.

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Web 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 Developer


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At the upper end, Web Developers who move into a Software Development Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Software Development Managers is a much higher $113K per year. More often than not, a Senior Web Developer role is the next step for Web Developers moving up in the field. Senior Web Developers usually make $78K per year. Many other Web Developers choose to take on a Web Designer & Developer role, where salaries are typically $45K.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Web Developer


Wells Fargo Bank leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $103K.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C#, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and Java are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wordpress, e-Commerce, and PHP. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled in Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $50K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Developers make a median salary of $71K. Web Developers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $79K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). Falling short of the national average by 5 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?

Web Developer in Miami:
"Low stress if you like constantly learning."
Pros: This job constantly is evolving and changing as new languages come out. There are so many opportunities from learning even just one language. It's really fun to solve problems for clients and create what they're looking for.
Cons: You have to constantly stay on top of evolving languages and practices. It's easy to fall behind.

Web Developer in Redford:
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Pros: You don't do the same thing over and over again, laid back environment, and I am able to be on the computer all day.
Cons: I'm on the computer all day.

Web Developer in Scottsdale:
"The Best Thing I Ever Did."
Pros: Flexible Schedule, Range from Creating graphics to programming to analyzing data, so awesome.
Cons: All alone. I am the only person in my department so everything published or done is 100% on me.

Web Developer in Seattle:
"No One Knows What You Do."
Pros: You will sometimes get a God complex because most people look at code and get terrified and see a foreign language. The best part is you will always be learning something new, the languages evolve, new more efficient languages come out every day, and the best part is you get to solve creative puzzles everyday.
Cons: No one knows what you do so sometimes that can be great, they will think you're worth every penny, or they will think you're lazy and don't ever produce any tangible work. Also they can tend to think your a tool to be used to do whatever they want instead of taking your professional advice on best practices.

Web Developer in Rancho Cordova:
"New Puzzle Everyday."
Pros: That I get to expand my skills and learn something new everyday.
Cons: Deadlines and rolling out products before I feel they are ready.

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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

C#
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JavaScript
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HTML5
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jQuery
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SQL
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$54,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1787 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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