Entry-Level Web Developer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Web Developers lies in the neighborhood of $54K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $6K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Entry-Level Web Developers can bottom out near $31K or peak near $79K depending on individual performance. The particular firm and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While about a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Entry-Level Web Developers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 80 percent. Most Entry-Level Web Developers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,118 - $78,160
$36K
$54K
$78K
MEDIAN: $54,056
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$11.73 - $35.62
$12
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $19.24
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$0$79K
Salary $36,118 - $78,160
Bonus $0.00 - $6,130
Profit Sharing $82.43 - $7,306
Commission $1,600
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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$31,460 - $79,002
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 4,331
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $11.73 - $35.62
Hourly Tips $7.50
Overtime $18.02 - $50.62
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,130
Commission $1,600
Profit Sharing $82.43 - $7,306
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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$31,460 - $79,002
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,363

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,575

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Web Developers, 51 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Web Developers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+31 percent), New York (+26 percent), Washington (+25 percent), and Boston (+21 percent). The lowest-paying market is San Diego, which sits 10 percent below the national average.

Web Developer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Web Developer in Seattle:
"Diluting Your Work."
Own your craft and try not to do too many things at once. Be proud of the work you do and try not to let your employer spread you too thin.

Web Developer in East Longmeadow:
"Always Learn always expand."
The industry is constantly changing, it isnt good enough to gain a skill and sit back, you need to always be actively looking at new technology, methods, trying new things and involve yourself with collaborations to expand your skill set.

Web Developer in Minneapolis:
"Aim higher."
Don't think you need to 'cut your teeth' at some small company or earn your chops. You will learn a lot at a small company but most places have a high turn around for very little pay. You might be just starting out, but you can waste a lot of time in some small company, your not doing them a favor by scraping by every month and most places will treat you like dirt. Don't be afraid to get up during an interview and walk away, send a message that poor treatment wont be tolerated and you won't be bullied. Honestly, the psychological damage from being thrown under a bus isn't worth it and small companies will use it as a tactic to appease clients and keep their workforce cheep. Yes its tough to find good developers everyone can afford, but it is no excuse. The sun is shining, go make hay.

Web Developer in Baltimore:
"Be wise and be organized."
As a new developer make sure you understand your job responsibilities fully and that you have strong supervisor who can assist you when needed.

Web Developer in West Palm Beach:
"Think like an entrepreneur."
Take ownership in the business. Innovate, self educate, and read everyday and you will never have to worry about getting paid enough.

Web Developer in Philadelphia:
"Have your role be clearly detailed."
Don't just presume that your job will entail what you think or hope or expect - or even what it lists in the job title. Also, often on the job description is listed many things you will never actually do or need to know. Discuss the position for which you are applying and attempt to determine what you will, in fact, be expected to do on a daily basis.

Web Developer in Los Angeles:
"Avoid Old Practices."
If I walked into a meeting with a client for filming an event ten years ago and told them I'd be using an EX1, they'd say "of course you are." If I did that today, I'd be laughed out of the room. In web development, it's very common for people to be learning and professionally using techniques that were relevant a decade ago, and everything in-between. If you're using Wordpress, PHP, cPanel, you're wasting your time. Study Dart, Node, static site generation, cloud services.

Key Stats for Web Developer

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 978 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
13%

Skills That Affect Web Developer Salaries

▲13%



C#
▲5%

▲3%

▲3%

SQL
▲1%

National Average
$52,000


▼2%

▼3%


▼4%

▼7%

PHP
▼8%

▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 978 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 26%