Average Early-Career Web Developer with PHP Skills Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$58,021
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$983
Bonus
$2,750
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The average salary for an Early-Career Web Developer with PHP skills in Chicago, Illinois is $58,021.
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$44k
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$71k
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MEDIAN $58,021
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Salary
$44k - $71k
Bonus
$99 - $2k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3k
Total Pay
$45k - $72k

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Job Description for Web Developer

Web 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.

Career Paths

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Software Engineer
Front End Developer / Engineer
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Web Developer

Skills in JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Web Development, HTML5 and C# Programming Language are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Developer

An entry-level Web Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,886 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Web Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,395 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Web Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,045 based on 11 salaries.
Employees with Web Developer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 16.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (13.2% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (12.8% less) and San Diego, California (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 29 survey responses.
Entry Level
24.1%
Mid Career
37.9%
Experienced
37.9%