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Web Programmer Salary

Web Programmers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $49K per year. 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 $29K and $77K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Web Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Male Web Programmers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Although a fair number have medical coverage and a majority have dental coverage, one in four claim no health benefits at all. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$33,048 - $73,032
(Median)
$33K
$49K
$73K
MEDIAN: $49,405
10%
50%
90%

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$10.96 - $45.38
(Median)
$11
$20
$45
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,048 - $73,032  
   
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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$28,532 - $77,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 474
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 - $45.38  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $36.53  
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).
)
$28,532 - $77,370  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179

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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. 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 $18K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, C#, MySQL, and Internet Information Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, Windows Operating System General Use, and Linux. Most people familiar with HTML also know 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 rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $54K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $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


Phoenix offers some of the highest pay in the country for Web Programmers, 39 percent above 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
up arrow 37%



National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries


C#
up arrow 8%

up arrow 5%


e-Commerce
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

SQL
up arrow 1%

Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 1%

PHP
0%

National Average
$48,000

JavaScript
up arrow 2%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 3%

up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

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: 41% employee benefits None: 24%
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