Pay for Entry-Level Web Developers sits in the ballpark of $53K per year. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Web Developers ($31K to $78K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Entry-Level Web Developers (81 percent) who took the survey are men. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,828 - $77,262
(Median)
$36K
$53K
$77K
MEDIAN: $53,225
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$11.75 - $35.86
(Median)
$12
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,828 - $77,262  
   
Bonus
$97.08 - $6,853  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $6,767  
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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$31,291 - $78,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,362
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $35.86  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.64  
Overtime
$15.26 - $46.16  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$97.08 - $6,853  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$357.45 - $6,767  
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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$31,291 - $78,148  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,299
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,141

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Web Developers that is 50 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+25 percent), Washington (+24 percent), and Chicago (+19 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Diego, 9 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Columbus and 2 percent less in Philadelphia, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Web Developer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Web Developer in Minneapolis:
"Aim higher."
Don't think you need to 'cut your teeth' at some small company or earn your chops. You will learn a lot at a small company but most places have a high turn around for very little pay. You might be just starting out, but you can waste a lot of time in some small company, your not doing them a favor by scraping by every month and most places will treat you like dirt. Don't be afraid to get up during an interview and walk away, send a message that poor treatment wont be tolerated and you won't be bullied. Honestly, the psychological damage from being thrown under a bus isn't worth it and small companies will use it as a tactic to appease clients and keep their workforce cheep. Yes its tough to find good developers everyone can afford, but it is no excuse. The sun is shining, go make hay.

Web Developer in Baltimore:
"Be wise and be organized."
As a new developer make sure you understand your job responsibilities fully and that you have strong supervisor who can assist you when needed.

Web Developer in West Palm Beach:
"Think like an entrepreneur."
Take ownership in the business. Innovate, self educate, and read everyday and you will never have to worry about getting paid enough.

Web Developer in Philadelphia:
"Have your role be clearly detailed."
Don't just presume that your job will entail what you think or hope or expect - or even what it lists in the job title. Also, often on the job description is listed many things you will never actually do or need to know. Discuss the position for which you are applying and attempt to determine what you will, in fact, be expected to do on a daily basis.

Web Developer in Valencia:
"Open Mind, Open Door."
In a large corporate environment, be prepared to have technologies placed on your lap that may not necessarily have been the solution you would have chosen. Hence, the title open mind, open door. Several years ago, I worked with a boss who, when change was forced upon us, would say "...you came here looking for work, you'll leave here looking for work." Welcome change and the challenges that it will bring.

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Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries




C#
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ASP.NET
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JavaScript
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SQL
0%

National Average
$51,000

jQuery
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Web Development
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HTML5
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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HTML
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PHP
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 763 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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