The average salary for a Web Developer with PHP skills in Chicago, Illinois is $59,924.
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Job Description for Web Developer
Most of the time, web developers work in an office. Web developers build the backbone of websites. Employers often require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, informational technology, or another relevant fields. However, some companies will accept candidates with enough years of experience in lieu of bachelor's degree requirements. They must have excellent oral and written communication skills. They must have good presentation skills. They must be able …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Web Developer
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
C# Programming Language
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 $52,981 based on 7 salaries. An early career Web Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,260 based on 51 salaries. A mid-career Web Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,395 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Web Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,045 based on 11 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Web Developer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (14.6% more) and Los Angeles, California (10.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (16.2% less), Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.5% less) and San Diego, California (9.9% less).
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