Web Programmer Salary

Median pay for Web Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $51K per year. The range in cash compensation to Web Programmers ($30K to $81K) includes potential earnings of $5K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession — just under one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Web Programmers is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,412 - $75,517
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$76K
MEDIAN: $51,357
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90%

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$11.24 - $50.11
(Median)
$11
$20
$50
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,412 - $75,517  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$95.79 - $5,182  
Commission
$1,431  
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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$29,821 - $81,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 446
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.24 - $50.11  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $36.71  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$1,431  
Profit Sharing
$95.79 - $5,182  
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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$29,821 - $81,179  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 162
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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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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 $93K on average per year. Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers are common next-step roles for Web Programmers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Software Engineers is $15K higher on average, and it's $19K higher for Senior Web Programmers.

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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 SQL, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, and C# are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and HTML. Those educated in HTML tend to be well versed in Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

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


Web Programmers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $45K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $56K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $65K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,348

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

For Web Programmers, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 39 percent above the national average. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Phoenix (+32 percent), New York (+28 percent), Portland (+19 percent), and Madison (+7 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 16 percent south of the national average, can be found in Birmingham.

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%



National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 8%

ASP.NET
up arrow 6%


C#
up arrow 4%

MySQL
up arrow 3%

Java
up arrow 2%

jQuery
up arrow 1%

JavaScript
0%

Web Development
0%

Linux
0%

National Average
$50,000

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 1%

HTML
up arrow 3%

PHP
up arrow 3%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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