Web Application Developer Salary

Web Application Developers in the United States pull down an average of $63K annually. Total cash earnings of Web Application Developers range from $43K on the low end to $95K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $7K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Web Application Developers (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$45,459 - $97,120
$45K
$64K
$97K
MEDIAN: $64,236
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$15.74 - $47.05
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MEDIAN: $25.67
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$0$97K
Salary $45,459 - $97,120
Bonus $0.00 - $8,073
Profit Sharing $423.14 - $4,906
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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$44,444 - $97,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 432
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $15.74 - $47.05
Overtime $5.75 - $61.72
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,073
Profit Sharing $423.14 - $4,906
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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$44,444 - $97,940
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 62

Job Description for Web Application Developer

Web application developers build, maintain and manage all aspects of a web application. ("Web application" is a catchall term for a number interfaces that utilize the world wide web.) One example would be a website, and another could be a mobile phone or tablet app. Web application developers must plan, build and subsequently manage every process of the application's development. Sometimes this is done as part of a team, but it can also be done independently or under the supervision of the employer. Fluent understanding of common developer languages such as HTML and PHP will nearly always be necessary and may need to be demonstrated via a test or a strong portfolio.

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Web Application Developer Tasks

  • Test and document software for web sites.
  • Work with designers and content producers.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for web sites.
  • Write code to generate web pages, access databases and business logic servers.

Common Career Paths for Web Application Developer


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At the upper end, Web Application Developers who move into a Senior Application Developer role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Senior Application Developers is a much higher $95K per year. The most common next step for a Web Application Developer is to become a Senior Web Developer or a Software Engineer. The former position pays an additional $15K per year on average, and the latter position pays $14K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Web Application Developer


Web Application Developers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, .NET, Web Development, and ASP.NET are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML5, MySQL, and Cascading Style Sheets. Most people familiar with Cascading Style Sheets also know HTML.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Application Developer

Pay by Experience for a Web Application Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Application Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 367 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Application Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Web Application Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 90 salaries. A Web Application Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 15 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $64,911

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

For Web Application Developers, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Web Application Developers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Atlanta (+31 percent), Seattle (+26 percent), Minneapolis (+16 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Compared to the national average, Milwaukee Web Application Developers have considerably lower salaries, 25 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Employers also pay below the national average in Tulsa (21 percent lower) and Omaha (13 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Web Application Developer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Web Application Developer Salaries

▲36%

▲25%

▲11%

National Average
$65,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Web Application Developer Salaries


▲5%

▲1%


National Average
$65,000

C# Programming Language
▼1%

jQuery
▼1%

ASP.NET Framework
▼1%

C#
▼2%

PHP
▼3%

▼4%

SQL
▼5%

▼5%


▼9%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 13%