Web Developer Salary

The national average salary for Web Developers is $58K annually; Kaiser Permanente pays the most in this field, though, offering a median salary of $98K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Wells Fargo Bank, Amazon.com Inc, and Microsoft Corp, where earnings of $95K, $88K, or $73K are standard for Web Developers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,998 - $84,953
$38K
$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $57,702
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$12.07 - $41.52
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MEDIAN: $20.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,998 - $84,953  
   
Bonus
$0.48 - $7,801  
Profit Sharing
$240.51 - $7,127  
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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$32,886 - $86,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5,811
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $41.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.50  
Overtime
$17.41 - $54.59  
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
$0.48 - $7,801  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$240.51 - $7,127  
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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$32,886 - $86,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,627
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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

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

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Web Developers sometimes assume positions such as Senior Software Engineers. That role pays $108K per year on average. Career advancement for the typical Web Developer often leads to becoming a Senior Web Developer or a Software Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $24K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Angular.js, ASP.NET Framework, C#, and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Wordpress, PHP, and MySQL. Those educated in Cascading Style Sheets tend to be well versed 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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of Web Developers. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $51K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $64K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Web Developers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $70K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $82K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,549

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 (+26 percent), New York (+24 percent), Washington (+21 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

Web Developer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Web Developer?

Web Developer in College Station:
`"$At Reynolds... It's okay."`
Pros: The relative freedom to pursue creative projects as long as they are related to improving the customer's experience or the company's productivity.
Cons: There are not many benefits (like discounts at local businesses), the vacation policy is draconian. The proprietary tools we use, while sometimes innovative, are too restrictive, flimsy, and not maintained/updated properly. It is about 5 years behind the industry standard and most of the time spent on new versions is used for fixing bugs and adding undesired features.

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:
`"$??"`
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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Key Stats for Web Developer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1038 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries

▲47%

▲27%

▲15%

National Average
$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

▲11%


▲9%

C#
▲9%


SQL
▲3%

▲1%

Web Development
▼0%

National Average
$56,000

▼3%

▼4%


▼5%

▼7%

PHP
▼8%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1038 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

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