Median pay for Web Programmers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $55K per year. The range in cash compensation to Web Programmers ($32K to $81K) includes potential earnings of $6K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Web Programmers (87 percent) survey respondents are men. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,537 - $77,675
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MEDIAN: $54,617
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$11.50 - $49.14
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MEDIAN: $19.78
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,537 - $77,675  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$31,876 - $80,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.50 - $49.14  
   
Overtime
$3.79 - $39.83  
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 - $5,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,817  
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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$31,876 - $80,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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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Web Programmers who transition into a Senior Software Engineer role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $94K per year. Web Programmers typically move into roles as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers, and those positions pay $14K more and $18K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Survey results imply that Web Programmers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in SQL, MySQL, Web Development, and ASP.NET Framework are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 6 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and HTML5. Those familiar with JavaScript tend to be well versed in PHP and Web Development. It is often found that people who know HTML are also skilled in 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 and pay tend to be weakly linked for Web Programmers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $49K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $57K. Web Programmers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $59K. Web Programmers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,725

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

Surpassing the national average by 161 percent, Web Programmers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+39 percent), San Francisco (+35 percent), Phoenix (+29 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). Birmingham is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average.

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Key Stats for Web Programmer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
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Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 6%


up arrow 5%


up arrow 3%

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ASP.NET
up arrow 3%



C#
up arrow 1%

National Average
$52,000


PHP
up arrow 4%

up arrow 6%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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