Web Engineer Salary

Web Engineers in the United States can expect wages of $75K annually on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. There are far more male Web Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 85 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$49,202 - $104,978
(Median)
$49K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,942
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$10.17 - $50.20
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,202 - $104,978  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,954 - $106,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $50.20  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $50.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
   
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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$46,954 - $106,425  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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 wide range of professional skills. 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. Those educated in JavaScript tend to be well versed in HTML and PHP.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Engineers, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 36 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 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Web Engineer Salaries

Java
up arrow 12%

Linux
up arrow 1%

National Average
$74,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 3%

HTML
up arrow 4%

PHP
up arrow 11%

SQL
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 8%