Compared to the national salary average for Web Developers, those in the same line of work who choose to work for Wells Fargo Bank enjoy much larger paychecks — $103K on average versus $58K annually. Soaring salaries can also be found at Kaiser Permanente, Amazon.com Inc, and Microsoft Corp, where earnings of $98K, $81K, or $73K are standard for Web Developers. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$37,699 - $85,017
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$58K
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MEDIAN: $57,758
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$12.09 - $43.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$37,699 - $85,017  
   
Bonus
$95.55 - $7,645  
Profit Sharing
$258.31 - $7,726  
Commission
$1,977  
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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$32,878 - $86,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 6,116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $43.24  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$17.76 - $53.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$95.55 - $7,645  
   
Commission
$1,977  
Profit Sharing
$258.31 - $7,726  
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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$32,878 - $86,954  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,694

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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.

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Though not the most common occurrence, Web Developers sometimes become Senior Software Engineers, where the average income is $108K per year. When Web Developers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Senior Web Developers or Software Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $23K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Developer


Web Developers report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in ASP.NET Framework, C# Programming Language, Microsoft SQL Server, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate 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.


For many Web Developers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Developers make a median salary of $71K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $83K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,743

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 47 percent, Web Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+22 percent), New York (+21 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Q: 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:
"??"
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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Key Stats for Web Developer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1057 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




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1057 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: 25%
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