Web Programmer Salary

The average Web Programmer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K per year. With some bonuses and profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K each, total incomes of Web Programmers generally range from $32K to $81K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the greater part receive dental plans. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 86 percent of Web Programmers are male. Work is enjoyable for Web Programmers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$37,867 - $81,134
$38K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $55,748
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$12.75 - $37.13
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$0$81K
Salary $37,867 - $81,134
Bonus $193.15 - $5,617
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
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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$33,131 - $81,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 232
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $12.75 - $37.13
Overtime $1.30 - $43.63
Annual Data $0$81K
Bonus $193.15 - $5,617
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,939
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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$33,131 - $81,929
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 84

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

  • 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 Programmer


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Web Programmers may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Software Engineer, where median compensation is $94K annually. Web Programmers moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Software Engineers or Senior Web Programmers. The median paychecks in those roles are $13K higher and $17K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Web Programmer


Survey results imply that Web Programmers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft SQL Server, ASP.NET Framework, Web Development, and SQL are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Visual Basic, and HTML5. People who know JavaScript usually also know PHP and Web Development. The majority of those who know HTML also know Web Development and PHP.

Pay by Experience Level for Web Programmer

Pay by Experience for a Web Programmer has a positive trend. An entry-level Web Programmer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Web Programmer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 88 salaries. An experienced Web Programmer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 57 salaries. A Web Programmer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,390

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

Home to some of the best pay for Web Programmers, Washington offers exceptional salaries, 43 percent above the national average. Web Programmers will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+37 percent), San Francisco (+33 percent), Phoenix (+27 percent), and Los Angeles (+22 percent). In Birmingham, salaries are 20 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Salt Lake City and Chicago are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Web Programmer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Web Programmer Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Web Programmer Salaries




▲3%

SQL
▲3%

▲1%

▲1%

▼0%

▼0%

National Average
$53,000

C#
▼2%

PHP
▼3%


▼7%

Visual Basic (VB)
▼12%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%