Web Programmer Salary

The average Web Programmer in the United States earns approximately $49K per year. Cash earnings for Web Programmers — including $5K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $28K to $78K depending on individual performance. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 88 percent of Web Programmers are male. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. Work is enjoyable for Web Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$32,472 - $73,174
(Median)
$32K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,376
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$10.93 - $45.30
(Median)
$11
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,472 - $73,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,954  
Profit Sharing
$50.13 - $7,000  
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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$28,176 - $77,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 480
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.93 - $45.30  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,954  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.13 - $7,000  
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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$28,176 - $77,732  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180

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Job Description for Web Programmer

Web programmers are experts in the field of web design. They design simple and complex, interactive websites.

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Web Programmer 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.

Common Career Paths for Web Programmer


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Web Programmers who go on to become Senior Software Engineers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Software Engineers is $93K annually. The most common next step for a Web Programmer is to become a Software Engineer or a Senior Web Programmer. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $22K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Web Programmers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, C#, Internet Information Server, and MySQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML and Linux. Those educated in HTML tend to be well versed in Web Development and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Web Programmers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $54K. Web Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Phoenix is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Programmers, 40 percent higher than the national average. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+37 percent), New York (+35 percent), Houston (+31 percent), and Portland (+21 percent).

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries


C#
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Java
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Visual Basic (VB)
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SQL
0%

PHP
0%

National Average
$48,000

e-Commerce
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JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Web Development
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Linux
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 142 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 24%