Web Developer Salary

The nationwide average salary for Web Developers is $58K annually, but those working at Kaiser Permanente can pull down an average $98K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Wells Fargo Bank, Amazon.com Inc, and Microsoft Corp, where Web Developers typically earn around $95K, $88K, or $73K, respectively. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$38,244 - $85,203
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$58K
$85K
MEDIAN: $58,078
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$12.00 - $40.96
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MEDIAN: $20.08
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$0$86K
Salary $38,244 - $85,203
Bonus $45.40 - $7,755
Profit Sharing $203.73 - $7,776
Commission $101.37 - $8,212
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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$32,951 - $86,810
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,926
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.00 - $40.96
Hourly Tips $7.50
Overtime $18.03 - $53.19
Annual Data $0$86K
Bonus $45.40 - $7,755
Commission $101.37 - $8,212
Profit Sharing $203.73 - $7,776
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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$32,951 - $86,810
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,692

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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.

Common Career Paths for Web Developer


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Though it's uncommon, some Web Developers move into roles as Senior Software Engineers, where pay is an average $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 $24K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Developer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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. Most people who know Cascading Style Sheets also know HTML and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

Pay by Experience for a Web Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 5,513 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 2,039 salaries. An experienced Web Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 1,020 salaries. A Web Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 129 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,725

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

For Web Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+25 percent), New York (+23 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and Boston (+16 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

Web Developer Reviews

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

Web Developer in Minneapolis:
"Love working on campus."
Pros: Close to the gym. Lots of places to eat for lunch.
Cons: Have to pay for parking. Don't enjoy commuting.

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 Philadelphia:
"Fun Problem Solvin."
Pros: The problem solving of designing and coding websites.
Cons: The stress adding content, the amount of work the orginization.

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 Baltimore:
"It's ok I guess."
Pros: Creativity and a moderate degree of autonomy.
Cons: Unrealistic deadlines, poor management, poorly defined application scope, scope creep.

Web Developer in North Kingstown:
Pros: The diversity of what I do. Everything from web design to social media, email, mobile programs,
Cons: Lack of pay, extremely stressful.

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.

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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 1204 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Web Developer Salaries

▲47%

▲26%

▲15%

National Average
$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

▲11%

▲9%

C#
▲9%



SQL
▲3%

▲1%

National Average
$56,000

Web Development
▼1%

▼3%

▼5%


▼6%

▼8%

PHP
▼9%

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1204 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 25%
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