Men account for the majority of Web Programmers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Web Programmers bottoms out near $33K and approaches $81K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $6K from bonuses and almost $3K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Web Programmers. While nearly one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$38,840 - $76,270
(Median)
$39K
$55K
$76K
MEDIAN: $54,587
10%
50%
90%

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$11.95 - $51.35
(Median)
$12
$20
$51
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,840 - $76,270  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$33,266 - $80,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $51.35  
   
Overtime
$7.00 - $70.50  
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 - $5,872  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,109  
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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$33,266 - $80,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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.

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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 $94K on average per year. Web Programmers most often move into positions as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $18K higher, 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 SQL, jQuery, ASP.NET Framework, and Web Development are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and HTML5. For most people, competency in HTML indicates knowledge of Web Development and PHP. Most people familiar with JavaScript also know PHP and Web Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

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


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $49K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $57K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Web Programmers make a median salary of $59K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $57K.

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Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 10%


National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries

SQL
up arrow 12%

up arrow 6%



HTML
up arrow 4%

MySQL
up arrow 4%

JavaScript
up arrow 3%

ASP.NET
up arrow 2%

Internet Information Server (IIS)
up arrow 1%

C#
0%

National Average
$52,000

PHP
up arrow 2%

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
up arrow 2%

up arrow 8%

Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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