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Web Developer Salary

Web Developers in the United States take home approximately $55K annually on average. Cash earnings for Web Developers — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing — stretch from around $33K to approximately $84K. While career duration and location impact pay for this group, the specific employer is the most influential factor. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. The vast majority of Web Developers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$36,156 - $81,507
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,771
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$11.96 - $46.02
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$46
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
$36,156 - $81,507  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,771  
Profit Sharing
$410.84 - $7,931  
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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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$33,112 - $84,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,646
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
$11.96 - $46.02  
   
Overtime
$15.53 - $49.33  
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 - $5,771  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$410.84 - $7,931  
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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$33,112 - $84,271  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,853

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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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Web Developers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Software Development Manager. The average Software Development Manager brings home $112K 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 offers the largest salaries in town — $97K on average.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in C#, ASP.NET, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Wordpress, e-Commerce, and PHP. Those proficient in HTML are, more often than not, 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.


Web Developers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. For Web Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. 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 $78K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 46 percent above the national average. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), New York (+18 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?

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.

Web Developer in Stamford:
"A Great Dynamic Job."
Pros: A lot to learn. Respect of management for software engineers. Work with smart people.
Cons: As a contractor, you do not get performance reviews or opportunities for growth or promotion.

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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

C#
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HTML5
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JavaScript
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jQuery
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SQL
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National Average
$54,000

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1830 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: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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