Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Entry-Level Web Developers pull down an average of $51K per year. Cash earnings of Entry-Level Web Developers — including $6K in bonuses, $5K in profit sharing proceeds, and $25K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $31K to approximately $76K depending on individual performance. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Male Entry-Level Web Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Web Developers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,108 - $75,214
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$75K
MEDIAN: $51,067
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$11.65 - $34.97
(Median)
$12
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,108 - $75,214  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,794  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $5,173  
Commission
$755 - $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).
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$31,206 - $76,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6,160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.65 - $34.97  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$14.14 - $44.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,794  
   
Commission
$755 - $24,832  
Profit Sharing
$398.66 - $5,173  
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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$31,206 - $76,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,693
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,107

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Surpassing the national average by 51 percent, Entry-Level Web Developers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+24 percent), New York (+22 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), and Boston (+20 percent). The lowest-paying market is Indianapolis, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 3 percent less in San Diego and 2 percent less in Portland, 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

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JavaScript
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1280 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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