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Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (United States)

Pay for Entry-Level Web Developers sits in the ballpark of $49K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Web Developers varies from $31K to $73K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Web Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Web Developers. Some workers in this field — nearly one-fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (?
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$34,203 - $71,719
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MEDIAN: $49,477
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Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (?
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$11.17 - $34.54
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,203 - $71,719  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,160  
Commission
$100.00 - $10,000  
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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$30,879 - $72,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,840
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.17 - $34.54  
   
Overtime
$14.38 - $45.64  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$302.01 - $5,160  
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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$30,879 - $72,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,266
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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Web Developers, 49 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+23 percent), New York (+20 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Austin (+17 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 10 percent south of the national average, can be found in Cleveland. Indianapolis and St. Louis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

Web Developer Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Web Developer in Sacramento:
"Fast paces and constantly learning new technology."
You must be able to react in real time and handle requests coming in from multiple sources. Must balance design and development and stay educated on the newest technology.
Web Developer in San Francisco:
"So You Want To Be A Website Developer."
Listen to clients carefully (be a good listener). Give professional advice freely, paid or not. Show that you like to help people, the psycho-social reciprocity factor will prompt them to work with you. Don't be greedy. Do exceed expectations. Provide real creative value. Anyone can be a droid, but true creatives are very valuable. Don't over-specialize. Learn online marketing and persuasion and art and visual communication and tech skills. Outsource to expand the services you offer - you can be a project manager, even if you can't provide every skill set required for a project.
Web Developer in San Francisco:
"Bookkeeping."
Don't over-specialize. Be a "one-person project team". Learn online marketing, as well as technical skills. Teach online to learn more. If you work from home, figure out how to "leave work" for R&R. Have several skill sets, to help during times of national financial crises and to stay busy in one field during slow times in others. During financial hard times, increase your marketing, to get ahead of competitors who cut theirs. Above all, be a good listener, give appropriate professional advice without asking for money for every little thing and be really helpful - paid or not. If you show that you really like to help people, people will respond by hiring you.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Web Developer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 1291 votes.

Gender

Female
17%
female alumni
 
Male
83%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%