Web Developer

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October 30, 2016

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Web Developer Job Description

Web developers design websites and many computer programs which rely upon the internet. The average web developer salary annual salary for this position is around $70,000. To reach this salary a large amount of experience and industry contacts are required. The average starting web developer salary is around $30,000 to $50,000 per year. Highly experienced web developers that specialize in conversion optimization or other specialized sub-fields can earn over $100,000 per year.

Web Developer Salary Statistics as of 2015

Average annual salary for a Web Developer is $50646 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $79559. The lowest salary reported was $30921. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Median hourly wage for a Web Developer is $17.565 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $25.53. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $9.6. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

Bonuses for a Web Developer are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $100 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $0 from people with under 1 year of experience.

These are the highest paying states for a Web Developer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
California – $39,454 – $87,094
Florida – $30,979 – $80,899
Illinois – $36,687 – $72,353
New York – $36,096 – $80,299
Ohio – $33,428 – $67,249
Pennsylvania – $32,520 – $71,744
Texas – $32,909 – $77,302

These are the highest paying cities for a Web Developer. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
New York, New York –
Chicago, Illinois –
San Francisco, California –
Seattle, Washington –
Boston, Massachusetts –
Los Angeles, California –
Minneapolis, Minnesota –

This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Web Developer from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $50646 while in 2007 it was just $46968.21

Requirements

This job requires strong analytic skills. The requirements and goals for a project are listed and then the web developer is responsible to use the available technology to achieve those goals. With a combination of effective analysis and creative thinking a web developer is able to solve customer needs. Some web developers branch out into freelance work. Sales and marketing skills are required with freelance work. In order to grow and develop a client base web developers need to learn effective marketing techniques. The sales aspect of freelancing can be very difficult for some web developers. Sales requires strong interpersonal skills. The ability to read potential clients and present a convincing argument is a necessary part of closing a sale. It is common for web developers to do some of their work through telecommuting. Telecommuting allows web developers to work out side of the office. The ability to work at home adds a hidden boost to the effective annual wage. Working from home saves money on gas and other transportation costs. Also, the time saved by removing the commute to the office boost the effective wage of a web developer.

Job Outlook

The job prospects for web developers are quite strong over the coming decade. Offshoring does present a risk for some American web developers. Lower quality web development jobs can commonly be exported to workers in South Asia for a cost much below the average American rate. Highly complex web design work that requires a great amount of creative thinking is not easily offshored. American workers cannot compete with the low wages offered by some offshore workers. Web developers commonly receive a strong benefits package. Dental, health, and other employment benefits can substantially raise the total compensation for this position. Senior web development positions can offer very strong benefit packages in order to retain top quality employees. As web penetration continues to increase and the adoption of smart phones grows internet consumption, the job prospects for web developers remain healthy. A greater amount of ad budgets are being placed online. The growth of the web publishing industry is another positive force in the web development market.

Gender Statistics

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17%

83%

Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 17% of Web Developers were females while 83% were males. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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$24,613 – $65,678
Graphic Artist / Designer
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Future Jobs

Senior Web Developer
$49,723 – $107,891
Web Designer & Developer
$27,561 – $75,886
Software Developer, Web Applications
$39,071 – $89,938


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