Wells Fargo Bank is a desirable employer for Web Developers where the median salary comes in around $103K, beating the field's national median of $58K annually. Kaiser Permanente, Amazon.com Inc, and Microsoft Corp also offer top salaries for Web Developers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $98K, $94K, and $73K, respectively. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $57,662
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$12.14 - $44.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$37,828 - $84,938  
   
Bonus
$100.49 - $7,308  
Profit Sharing
$256.39 - $7,964  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$33,212 - $87,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.14 - $44.17  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$17.49 - $54.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$100.49 - $7,308  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$256.39 - $7,964  
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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$33,212 - $87,088  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,673
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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 advance into the role of a Senior Software Engineer are fairly uncommon. Senior Software Engineers on average earn $108K per year. Web Developers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers. The median paychecks in those roles are $23K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Developer


Survey results imply that Web Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET Framework, Microsoft SQL Server, C# Programming Language, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Wordpress, PHP, and MySQL. Most people familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also know HTML and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Web Developers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $64K. Web Developers bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $82K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,813

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Web Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 44 percent greater than the national average. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+23 percent), New York (+20 percent), Washington (+19 percent), and Chicago (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 8 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Philadelphia and Salt Lake City (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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What is it like working as a Web Developer?

Web Developer in San Diego:
"Web Development - Crafting the Client Experience."
Pros: Highly creative outlet. High work flexibility and telecommunication possibilities. Low stress level due to relaxed atmosphere. "Sink-or-swim" encourages and rewards cross-training.
Cons: You will frequently encounter challenges you don't have the first idea how to address (though I like that) Strong emphasis on self-training for programming outside of workplace environment (though I like that) Continuous system and program adjustments. Disconnect between client vision and development capabilities.

Web Developer in Cleveland:
"Web developer."
Pros: Very autonomous. I'm treated like a professional and trusted to do my job. Very relaxed, casual, results-focused environment.
Cons: It seems like limited advancement advancement possibilities.

Web Developer in St. Louis:
"Solid work experience."
Pros: Solid work experience with great people! Different projects for many different clients.
Cons: Clients can be resistant to change.

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.

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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1082 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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