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Web Developer Salary

Web Developers in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. Total cash compensation to Web Developers approaches anywhere from $33K on the lower end to $84K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $6K from bonuses and upwards of $8K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by career length and location. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, close to a fifth claim no health benefits at all. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men make up the vast majority of Web Developers (82 percent) who took the survey.

$36,189 - $81,589
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$36K
$55K
$82K
MEDIAN: $54,797
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$11.96 - $45.88
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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
$36,189 - $81,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,857  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $7,907  
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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$33,119 - $84,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,747
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 - $45.88  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $49.31  
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 - $5,857  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $7,907  
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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$33,119 - $84,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,866
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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 who go on to become Software Development Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Software Development Managers is $113K annually. 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


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Wells Fargo Bank offers the most; Web Developers earn $103K on average there.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers seem to wield many 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 between 11 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Wordpress, e-Commerce, and PHP. The majority of those who know HTML also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Pay by Experience Level for Web 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $49K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. For Web Developers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $70K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $78K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Web Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 47 percent above the national average. Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Boston (+14 percent). Portland ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 5 percent below the national average.

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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JavaScript
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HTML5
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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 1814 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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