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
Virginia $85,630
District of Columbia $86,580
California $78,040
New Jersey $78,010
Massachusetts $81,200
Georgia $78,070
New York $71,730
Minnesota $77,880
Colorado $71,360
Connecticut $76,400
Maryland $73,450
South Carolina $74,970
Illinois $70,410
Texas $70,630
North Carolina $68,520
Delaware $71,700
Kentucky $68,000
Rhode Island $65,950
Pennsylvania $52,811
Arizona $63,430
Utah $66,640
Oregon $63,280
Alabama $58,100
Michigan $63,750
New Hampshire $64,400
Missouri $61,540
Ohio $62,150
Wyoming $46,310
Florida $59,290
Mississippi $59,300
Kansas $58,060
Hawaii $61,760
Tennessee $58,060
New Mexico $58,960
Vermont $54,980
Maine $56,930
Oklahoma $56,660
Indiana $55,210
Nevada $55,380
North Dakota $58,360
Nebraska $53,990
Iowa $52,170
West Virginia $54,060
Louisiana $56,620
Idaho $52,370
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 network administrators but more than desktop publishers.

Career Median Salary
Network administrator salary $47K
Video game designer salary $53K
Customer success manager salary $46K
Live sound engineer salary $31K
Computer systems analyst salary $55K
Web developer salary $47K
Games artist salary $51K
Data analyst salary $44K
Technical writer salary $49K
Desktop publisher salary $33K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)