Web Programmer Salary

An average Web Programmer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $50K per year. Final cash compensation to Web Programmers varies from around $29K to approximately $79K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $5K and $7K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Most Web Programmers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,077 - $73,914

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$10.91 - $47.50

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,077 - $73,914  
   
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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$28,637 - $78,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 455
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 (?
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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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$28,637 - $78,982  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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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Web Programmers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Software Engineer. The average Senior Software Engineer brings home $93K per year. 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


Web Programmers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Active Server Pages, C#, Internet Information Server, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 14 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and HTML. Most people experienced in 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.


For many Web Programmers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Web Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $66K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Web Programmers that is 36 percent greater than the national average, Phoenix offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+34 percent), New York (+31 percent), Houston (+28 percent), and Portland (+22 percent). In Birmingham, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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%


Microsoft SQL Server
up arrow 4%

SQL
up arrow 3%

MySQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

JavaScript
up arrow 1%

PHP
up arrow 1%

Web Development
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 3%

jQuery
up arrow 3%

up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
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: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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