Web Developer Salary (United States)

A Web Developer earns an average salary of $53,036 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The highest paying skills associated with this job are C#, ASP. NET, and Java.
Web Developer Salary (?
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$35,365 - $79,741
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MEDIAN: $53,036
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Web Developer Salary (?
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$11.87 - $43.83
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,365 - $79,741  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,470  
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $7,079  
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
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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$32,116 - $82,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6,736
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.87 - $43.83  
   
Overtime
$14.63 - $49.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,470  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$486.89 - $7,079  
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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$32,116 - $82,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,633
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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.

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Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?
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
$52,000

Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

C#
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MySQL
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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National Average
$52,000
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Linux
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1848 votes.

Gender

Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 21%