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Web Programmer Salary

Web Programmers in the United States pull down an average of $50K annually. Total incomes of Web Programmers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $5K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $28K and $78K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,930 - $73,765
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$74K
MEDIAN: $49,831
10%
50%
90%

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$10.96 - $46.15
(Median)
$11
$20
$46
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
$32,930 - $73,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
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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$28,485 - $78,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 470
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.96 - $46.15  
   
Overtime
$16.22 - $36.89  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,962  
   
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).
)
$28,485 - $78,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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For Web Programmers, progressing to a Senior Software Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Senior Software Engineer can earn $93K annually. When Web Programmers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $21K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Survey results imply that Web Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, C#, e-Commerce, and Internet Information Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 7 percent and 16 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, HTML, and Linux. For most people, competency in HTML indicates knowledge of Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

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


For many Web Programmers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. Web Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $63K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $66K.

Pay Difference by Location


Web Programmers will find that Phoenix offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 38 percent. Web Programmers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+36 percent), New York (+34 percent), Houston (+29 percent), and Portland (+20 percent).

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries


C#
up arrow 7%

e-Commerce
up arrow 7%


up arrow 5%

Java
up arrow 3%

SQL
up arrow 2%

Microsoft SQL Server
0%

National Average
$48,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 3%

Linux
up arrow 4%

up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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