Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Entry-Level Web Developers can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Web Developers vary widely between $31K and $75K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Entry-Level Web Developers are male. 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 fair number and dental insurance is reported by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Web Developers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,822 - $73,360
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,492
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$11.42 - $35.10
(Median)
$11
$19
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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
$34,822 - $73,360  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,157  
Profit Sharing
$346.03 - $5,143  
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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$31,085 - $74,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5,419
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
$11.42 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $45.18  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,157  
   
Commission
$737 - $10,174  
Profit Sharing
$346.03 - $5,143  
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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$31,085 - $74,681  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,431
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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 will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+23 percent), New York (+21 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and Seattle (+17 percent). Indianapolis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Portland (3 percent lower) and San Diego (2 percent lower).

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

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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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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1224 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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