Web Engineer Salary

Web Engineers in the United States take home approximately $76K annually on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Web Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Web Engineers are male. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,891 - $106,894

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$10.30 - $49.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,891 - $106,894  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$45,021 - $108,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.30 - $49.60  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,850  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000  
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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$45,021 - $108,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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

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

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Popular Skills for Web Engineer


Web Engineers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Java, Linux, JavaScript, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. PHP and HTML also typically command lower compensation. Those educated in JavaScript tend to be well versed in HTML and PHP.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 33 percent, Web Engineers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Web Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+18 percent).

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Experience Affects Web Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$75,000


Skills That Affect Web Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 8%

Linux
up arrow 2%

National Average
$75,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 4%

HTML
up arrow 5%

PHP
up arrow 13%

SQL
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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