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Web Developer Salary

For Web Developers, annual average wages total $54K per year. The final incomes of Web Developers generally vary between $32K and $83K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $6K, $7K, and $25K, respectively. Geography and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Web Developers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance.
$35,584 - $80,295
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MEDIAN: $53,675
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$11.90 - $45.56
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,584 - $80,295  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,551  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,239  
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,658  
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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$32,465 - $82,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 7,071
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $45.56  
   
Overtime
$14.69 - $49.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,551  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,658  
Profit Sharing
$402.68 - $7,239  
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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$32,465 - $82,941  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,709
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Job Description for Web Developer

Web developers design, create, and implement software code in order to improve the effectiveness of a website. They work on a team with graphic designers and web designers to develop websites with HTML, Javascript, PHP, CSS, and other coding methods. Web developers focus on the concept, interface design, and layout of a website from design to launch. They may build and test the integration of a website to make it easy to use and navigate for end users and clients. For ongoing websites, web developers troubleshoot and debug existing code in order to enhance the website’s functionality. The field of web development is currently shifting toward the optimization of mobile device applications and web browsing.

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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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Compensation may increase greatly for Web Developers who advance to upper-end positions like Software Development Manager. Median pay for Software Development Managers is $112K per year. The most common career progression for Web Developers leads to becoming a Senior Web Developer, where average pay is $78K annually. However, many Web Developers also opt to become Web Designer & Developers. Typically, a Web Designer & Developer brings home $45K.

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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, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 15 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like e-Commerce, HTML, and PHP. Those familiar with HTML also tend to know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

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


Web Developers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Developers make a median salary of $70K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $76K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Developers, 49 percent higher than the national average. Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+22 percent), Washington (+20 percent), Austin (+17 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Cleveland is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 5 percent less in Portland and 4 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?
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
$53,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

C#
up arrow 15%

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JavaScript
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jQuery
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National Average
$53,000

SQL
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MySQL
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Linux
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Web Development
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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PHP
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HTML
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1855 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%