Web Programmer Salary

For Web Programmers, yearly average wages total $50K annually. Total cash compensation to Web Programmers approaches anywhere from $29K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The majority of Web Programmers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,681 - $73,705
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $50,182
10%
50%
90%

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$10.91 - $47.50
(Median)
$11
$20
$48
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,681 - $73,705  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
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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$28,577 - $78,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 462
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.91 - $47.50  
   
Overtime
$15.26 - $36.63  
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 - $4,966  
   
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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$28,577 - $78,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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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As Web Programmers transition into upper-level roles such as Senior Software Engineer, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Senior Software Engineers earn $93K on average per year. Web Programmers most often move into positions as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers; those groups report median salaries that are $17K higher and $21K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Web Programmers seem to require a rather large skill set. 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 5 percent and 15 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use and HTML. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled 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.


For Web Programmers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $44K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. Web Programmers bring in $64K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $66K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For Web Programmers, Phoenix provides a pay rate that is 36 percent greater than the national average. Web Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+34 percent), New York (+31 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Portland (+23 percent). Falling short of the national average by 14 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Birmingham.

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%



National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries


C#
up arrow 7%


MySQL
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 3%

JavaScript
0%

National Average
$49,000

PHP
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 2%

jQuery
up arrow 2%

up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
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: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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