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Web Programmer Salary (United States)

Web Programmers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $9K, overall incomes of Web Programmers spread between $29K and $77K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the vast majority of Web Programmers (89 percent) who took the survey. While approximately one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Web Programmer Salary (?
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$32,484 - $73,665
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MEDIAN: $48,849
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Web Programmer Salary (?
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$11.12 - $39.66
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,484 - $73,665  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,003  
Profit Sharing
$0.55 - $8,726  
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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$28,833 - $77,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 528
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.12 - $39.66  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $36.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.55 - $8,726  
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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$28,833 - $77,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 198
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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 transition into an upper level Senior Software Engineer role may receive a large increase in pay as the position pays an average $93K per year. Web Programmers typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers, and those positions pay $18K more and $22K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer

Web Programmers seem to exploit a large range 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 seem to negatively impact pay include Linux and HTML. For most people, competency in HTML indicates knowledge of Web Development and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Web Programmers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $43K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $55K. For Web Programmers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $65K. Web Programmers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $67K.

Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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Phoenix
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Houston
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Portland
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Los Angeles
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Chicago
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National Average
$47,000
Madison
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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Web Programmers, 48 percent higher than the national average. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+41 percent), Houston (+36 percent), New York (+33 percent), and Portland (+23 percent). The lowest-paying market is Madison, which sits 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%
National Average
$47,000

Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries

C#
up arrow 9%
Microsoft SQL Server
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MySQL
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Web Development
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Java
0%
e-Commerce
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National Average
$47,000
SQL
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PHP
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JavaScript
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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
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Visual Basic (VB)
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Linux
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 24%