What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Web Developer Salary

Web Developers in the United States pull down an average of $55K per year. The final incomes of Web Developers generally vary between $33K and $84K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $6K, $8K, and $25K, respectively. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Web Developers (83 percent) survey respondents are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. While roughly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,076 - $81,463
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$81K
MEDIAN: $54,595
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$11.90 - $46.18
(Median)
$12
$20
$46
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,076 - $81,463  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,663  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $7,939  
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).
)
$33,087 - $84,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 7,503
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.90 - $46.18  
   
Overtime
$15.24 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,663  
   
Commission
$-0.50 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$403.59 - $7,939  
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).
)
$33,087 - $84,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,809

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


For Web Developers, progressing to a Software Development Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Software Development Manager can earn $112K annually. The most common promotion for Web Developers is Senior Web Developer, a position that typically pays $78K annually. Another standard transition for Web Developers seeking advancement is to assume a Web Designer & Developer role, where pay is often $45K.

Web Developer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Skills for Web Developer


Survey results imply that Web Developers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in C#, ASP.NET, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 11 percent and 14 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include e-Commerce, PHP, and HTML. Most people who know HTML also know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

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


For many Web Developers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. On average, Web Developers make $70K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $77K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Web Developers in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 46 percent above the national average. Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+20 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Austin (+17 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Portland.

Web Developer Reviews

What is it like working as a Web Developer?

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.

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

C#
up arrow 14%

up arrow 13%


up arrow 11%

HTML5
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

jQuery
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 1%

SQL
0%

National Average
$54,000

Web Development
up arrow 2%

MySQL
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 5%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1848 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

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