Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Entry-Level Web Developers pull down an average of $51K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $31K and hits $75K on the high end. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. There are far more male Entry-Level Web Developers survey respondents than women, making up 82 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$34,929 - $73,585

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$11.38 - $35.04

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,929 - $73,585  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,176  
Profit Sharing
$347.85 - $5,091  
Commission
$737 - $10,174  
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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$31,136 - $74,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,461
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.38 - $35.04  
   
Overtime
$15.04 - $45.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,176  
   
Commission
$737 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$347.85 - $5,091  
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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$31,136 - $74,875  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,449
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Pay Difference by Location


For Entry-Level Web Developers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 47 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+24 percent), New York (+22 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Indianapolis, 10 percent below the national average. Employers in Portland and San Diego also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

Web Developer Advice

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

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.

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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C#
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JavaScript
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Linux
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National Average
$50,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1211 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 60%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%
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