Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (United States)

A relatively unseasoned group of workers, over four-fifths of Entry-Level Web Developers report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $48,168 per year on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The vast majority of Entry-Level Web Developers (82 percent) are men. Most Entry-Level Web Developers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (?
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$33,907 - $71,297
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MEDIAN: $49,161
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Entry-Level Web Developer Salary (?
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$11.16 - $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$33,907 - $71,297  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,081  
Profit Sharing
$332.99 - $5,897  
Commission
$100.00 - $10,000  
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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$30,742 - $72,380  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 4,652
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.16 - $34.00  
   
Overtime
$14.52 - $45.32  
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 - $5,081  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$332.99 - $5,897  
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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$30,742 - $72,380  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,214
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For Entry-Level Web Developers, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 50 percent greater than the national average. Washington, New York, Seattle, and Boston also offer top salaries for Entry-Level Web Developers. Workers in these cities can expect to earn about 24 percent, 22 percent, 20 percent, and 17 percent more, respectively. Cleveland is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 10 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (-10 percent) and Portland (-1 percent).

Web Developer Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Web Developer Salaries

C#
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Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP)
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National Average
$48,000
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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PHP
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Gender

Female
18%
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Male
82%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 21%
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