Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

The average Entry-Level Web Developer can expect to rake in roughly $54K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing, each hitting highs of $7K, total cash payment to Entry-Level Web Developers can bottom out at $31K or peak near $78K. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Web Developers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Male Entry-Level Web Developers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,110 - $77,797
$36K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $53,780
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$11.69 - $35.29
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$35
MEDIAN: $18.97
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$36,110 - $77,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,542  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $6,711  
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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$31,275 - $78,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 4,418
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.69 - $35.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$7.50  
Overtime
$15.37 - $47.60  
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
$0.00 - $6,542  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$198.20 - $6,711  
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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$31,275 - $78,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,412

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San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Web Developers, 52 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), New York (+27 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, San Diego is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

Web Developer Advice

Q: 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.

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.

Key Stats for Web Developer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 834 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
14%
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Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

▲14%



C#
▲6%

▲3%

▲3%

SQL
▲1%

National Average
$51,000


▼2%

▼3%


▼4%

▼6%

PHP
▼8%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 834 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%
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