Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Entry-Level Web Developers can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Including potential for bonuses, profit sharing and commission — peaking near $6K, $5K, and $25K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Web Developers can bottom out near $31K or top out at around $76K. The vast majority of Entry-Level Web Developers (82 percent) who took the survey are men. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This overview 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 (?
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$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 (?
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$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

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

Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Web Developers, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 51 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), Seattle (+20 percent), and Boston (+20 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 6 percent. Workers in San Diego and Portland earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 2 percent less, respectively).

Web Developer Advice

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

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.

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.

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Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

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C#
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JavaScript
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SQL
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National Average
$50,000

jQuery
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HTML5
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Web Development
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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MySQL
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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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