Web Developer Salary

Web Developers in the United States take home an average $56K annually. With some bonuses approaching $7K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Web Developers spread between $33K and $86K depending on individual performance. While tenure and geographic location impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. The vast majority of Web Developers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. For the most part, Web Developers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$36,735 - $83,046
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$37K
$56K
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MEDIAN: $55,964
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$12.03 - $45.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,735 - $83,046  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,624  
Profit Sharing
$395.67 - $7,825  
Commission
$773 - $24,240  
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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$33,449 - $85,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 9,055
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $45.84  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$15.18 - $49.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,624  
   
Commission
$773 - $24,240  
Profit Sharing
$395.67 - $7,825  
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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$33,449 - $85,887  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,252
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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Software Engineer, where median compensation is $106K annually. The most common next step for a Web Developer is to become a Senior Web Developer or a Software Engineer. The former position pays an additional $24K per year on average, and the latter position pays $22K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Web Developer


ICF International, Wells Fargo Bank, Amazon.com Inc, The Walt Disney Company, and Kaiser Permanente are all popular places to work. Web Developers flock to Wells Fargo Bank for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $103K lead the pack in compensation; however, Wells Fargo Bank also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $64K at one end to $193K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, C#, Java, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wordpress, e-Commerce, and PHP. It is often found that people who know Cascading Style Sheets are also skilled in HTML and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

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


Web Developers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $62K. Web Developers bring in $71K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $80K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,722

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

With a pay rate for Web Developers that is 46 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), Washington (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), and Austin (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 3 percent, the area with the worst salaries is San Diego.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?

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:
"??"
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.

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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$55,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries


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C#
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HTML5
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1892 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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