Web Developer Salary

An average Web Developer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $55K per year. Cash earnings for Web Developers — including $6K in bonuses and $8K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $85K depending on individual performance. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and location. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The vast majority of Web Developers (82 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,476 - $81,897

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$11.96 - $46.23

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,476 - $81,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $7,764  
Commission
$862 - $7,500  
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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$33,332 - $84,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 8,067
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $46.23  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $49.90  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
   
Commission
$862 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $7,764  
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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$33,332 - $84,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,962
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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 Software Development Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $113K 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 Employer Salaries for Web Developer


For Web Developers, comfortable salaries can be found at Wells Fargo Bank; in fact, median earnings sit around $103K, the highest in the area.

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C#, Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET, and Java 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. Most people experienced in 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.


Web Developers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy 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 see a median salary of $70K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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, 45 percent above the national average. Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+21 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), New York (+20 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Portland.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?

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.

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.

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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

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National Average
$54,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1777 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: 47% employee benefits None: 21%
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