Web developer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Web developer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $89,660
Kentucky $71,610
Virginia $85,630
District of Columbia $86,580
California $78,040
New Jersey $78,010
Massachusetts $81,200
Pennsylvania $72,030
Georgia $78,070
New York $71,730
Minnesota $77,880
Colorado $71,360
Connecticut $76,400
Oregon $68,760
Maryland $73,450
South Carolina $74,970
Texas $70,630
Illinois $65,173
North Carolina $68,520
Delaware $71,700
Rhode Island $65,950
Utah $66,640
Kansas $63,125
Michigan $63,750
New Hampshire $64,400
Hawaii $59,299
Arizona $60,863
Missouri $61,540
Iowa $57,537
Ohio $62,150
Wyoming $46,310
Idaho $53,695
Florida $59,290
Mississippi $59,300
Alabama $59,235
Tennessee $58,060
New Mexico $58,960
Vermont $54,980
Indiana $53,221
Maine $56,930
Oklahoma $56,660
Alaska $56,860
Nevada $55,380
North Dakota $58,360
Nebraska $53,990
West Virginia $54,060
Louisiana $56,620
South Dakota $50,780
Wisconsin $50,600
Arkansas $47,450
Montana $48,440
Puerto Rico $35,040

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 bioinformatics scientists but more than industrial designers.

Career Median Salary
Bioinformatics scientist salary $80K
IT security consultant salary $60K
Computer systems administrator salary $75K
Server administrator salary $44K
UX designer salary $65K
Web developer salary $69K
Online merchant salary $71K
Technical writer salary $70K
Disaster recovery specialist salary $41K
Industrial designer salary $67K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)