Web Programmer Salary

Median pay for Web Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. Incomes of Web Programmers vary widely depending on performance components; bonuses and profit sharing that can occasionally exceed $6K cause paychecks to spread between $32K on the low end and $82K on the high end. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Web Programmers is high. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by a little more than half. Male Web Programmers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,423 - $79,972
$38K
$55K
$80K
MEDIAN: $55,348
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$12.80 - $45.79
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MEDIAN: $20.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,423 - $79,972  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,896  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,939  
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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$31,854 - $81,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.80 - $45.79  
   
Overtime
$3.70 - $46.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,896  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,939  
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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$31,854 - $81,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.
  • Work with with designers and content producers.

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 $94K on average per year. Web Programmers typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers, and those positions pay $13K more and $17K more, respectively.

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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 SQL Server, ASP.NET Framework, Web Development, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and HTML5. Those proficient in HTML are, more often than not, also skilled in Web Development and PHP. Most people familiar with JavaScript also know PHP and Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Web Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Web Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 57 salaries. A Web Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,711

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

Washington is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Programmers, 42 percent higher than the national average. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+37 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Phoenix (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+21 percent). Web Programmers in Birmingham earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Salt Lake City and Chicago earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 5 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Web Programmer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

▲9%

National Average
$53,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries




▲4%

SQL
▲4%

▲2%

▲2%

▲1%

▲1%

National Average
$53,000

C#
▼1%

PHP
▼2%


▼6%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼11%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 25%
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