An average Web Engineer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $78K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Web Engineers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$48,301 - $108,987
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$48K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,883
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$15.00 - $65.00
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$15
$28
$65
MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,301 - $108,987  
   
Bonus
$600 - $15,000  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$36,856 - $113,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $65.00  
   
Overtime
$67.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$600 - $15,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$36,856 - $113,907  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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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


Survey results show that Web Engineers use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Cascading Style Sheets, Java, JavaScript, and HTML are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SQL as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Web Development and PHP also typically command lower compensation. It is often found that people who know JavaScript are also skilled in HTML and PHP.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $76,423

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

For those looking to make money, Web Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Engineer Salaries


Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Web Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 9%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 9%

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

HTML
up arrow 1%

Linux
0%

National Average
$76,000

PHP
up arrow 3%

Web Development
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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