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Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Entry-Level Web Developers pull down an average of $50K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Web Developers varies from $31K to $74K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K each. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Most Entry-Level Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. 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.

$34,622 - $72,949
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,077
10%
50%
90%

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$11.20 - $34.82
(Median)
$11
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,622 - $72,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,109  
Profit Sharing
$315.00 - $5,139  
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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$31,053 - $74,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,096
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.20 - $34.82  
   
Overtime
$14.99 - $45.36  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,109  
   
Commission
$737 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$315.00 - $5,139  
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).
)
$31,053 - $74,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,344

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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Web Developers will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 48 percent. Entry-Level Web Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), New York (+20 percent), Boston (+18 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Cleveland, 10 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 2 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Portland and San Diego.

Web Developer Advice

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

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

C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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JavaScript
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HTML5
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jQuery
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$49,000

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1283 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 22%