Web Developer Salary

For Web Developers, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Total cash incomes of Web Developers run from $33K to $86K, depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K, profit sharing that reaches $8K, and some commissions of nearly $24K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and location. The vast majority (82 percent) of Web Developers who answered the questionnaire are male. Most Web Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too.

$36,735 - $83,046
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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 who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $106K per year. 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


Dominating the field, ICF International, Wells Fargo Bank, Amazon.com Inc, The Walt Disney Company, and Kaiser Permanente are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Web Developers. Wells Fargo Bank offers the largest salaries in town ($103K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $64K to $193K.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers seem to exploit a large range of skills 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Web Developers. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $50K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $62K. Web Developers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. 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.

For Web Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. 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 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
$55,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries


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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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