Web Engineer Salary

Median pay for Web Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $75K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 82 percent of Web Engineers are male. Most Web Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$48,824 - $104,456
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,356
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90%

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$10.26 - $49.79
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$10
$26
$50
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,824 - $104,456  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
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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$46,496 - $105,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.26 - $49.79  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,342  
   
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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$46,496 - $105,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Java, Linux, JavaScript, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SQL, PHP, and HTML. The majority of those who know JavaScript also know HTML and PHP.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Web Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Web Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+19 percent).

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Experience Affects Web Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Web Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 9%

Linux
up arrow 3%

National Average
$74,000

JavaScript
up arrow 2%


HTML
up arrow 5%

PHP
up arrow 12%

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%
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