Web developer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Web developer salary by state

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

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 Florida. On average, they make less than computer systems engineers but more than drafters.

Career Median Salary
Computer systems engineer salary $76K
Video game designer salary $76K
Bioinformatics scientist salary $75K
Industrial designer salary $60K
Online merchant salary $60K
Web developer salary $59K
Technical writer salary $62K
Audio engineer salary $49K
Graphic designer salary $49K
Drafter salary $53K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)