An average Web Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $77K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Web Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Engineers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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MEDIAN: $76,817
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$14.95 - $77.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,170 - $116,595  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,612 - $120,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $77.57  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,612 - $120,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13

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Job Description for Web Engineer

A web engineer must be up to date in multiple computer-related fields and applications. A web engineer’s tasks may involve such tasks as translating code and text to web format for the client. They may be required to take visual presentations and translate them to a vivid and clear web design format. Web engineers have to stay current when it comes to all of the latest technologies and formats. A web engineer must have experience with javascript, css, and html codes in regards to web development for a client. A knowledge of web architecture may also be needed in this position.

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Web Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

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Popular Skills for Web Engineer


Survey results suggest that Web Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Java, Angular.js, Cascading Style Sheets, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Web Development and PHP also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in JavaScript indicates knowledge of HTML and PHP.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,930

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

With a pay rate for Web Engineers that is 13 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+9 percent).

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Key Stats for Web Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%


National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Web Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 11%

Angular.js
up arrow 10%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 9%

HTML
up arrow 4%

Linux
up arrow 2%


National Average
$75,000

PHP
up arrow 3%


SQL
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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