Web developer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Web developer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
New York $62,517
Texas $55,049
California $51,405
Pennsylvania $48,228
North Carolina $66,820
Florida $60,000
Washington $56,000

How much does a Web Developer earn?

The term 'web developer' can apply to anyone who is on the technical side of a project, regardless of what area they’re working on or what tools they are using. The most common job titles you’ll see are web developer, front-end developer, back-end developer, and full stack developer.

According to PayScale.com, the average web developer’s salary ranges from $36,000 to $80,000 (and the demand for qualified job candidates is pushing salaries higher). A senior web developers’ pay ranges from $52,000 to $107,000 and experience with technologies like C# and Java can result in an even higher salary. The average front-end developer focuses their efforts on the website’s interface and user interaction. According to PayScale, salaries range from about $43,000 to $102,000. A back-end developer concentrates on building databases that host the site's content, among other things. Their pay ranges from $43,000 to $116,000. A full stack developer is familiar with both front and back end technologies, but not to the same extent as someone who specializes in one or the other. According to Indeed.com, the average wage for these individuals is $102,000.

How do web developer salaries compare to similar careers?

Web developers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than computer programmers but more than technical writers.

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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)