Web Developer Salary Range

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Historic Web Developer Salaries

Average salary ranges for web developers, web designers and related professionals for the past three years:

Job Title 2015 Salary 2016 Salary 2017 Salary 2-Year Change
Web Developer $73,500 - $122,000 $78,500 - $129,500 $82,750 - $135,500 + 11.6%
Web Designer $64,000 - $105,500 $67,000 - $112,250 $70,500 - $118,000 + 11.2%
E-Commerce Analyst $84,250 - $121,500 $88,000 - $129,500 $92,000 - $135,000 + 10.3%
Senior Web Developer $104,500 - $144,250 $111,250 - $154,000 $116,250 - $161,500 + 11.7%

Add these percentages to the salary table above for the following skills:

  • Add 8% for Java / Java EE / J2EE development
  • Add 8% for SharePoint development
  • Add 7% for virtualization skills
  • Add 7% for PHP programming
  • Add 7% for .Net development
  • Add 7% for C# development
  • Add 7% for Web services development
  • Add 7% for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL & Perl/PHP/Python)
  • Add 6% for Python programming
  • Add 6% for Ruby on Rails
  • Add 5% for AJAX development
  • Add 4% for CMS (Joomla!, WordPress, etc.)
  • Add 4% for ActiveX / DCOM / COM
  • Add 4% for ASP development
  • Add 4% for Cold Fusion development
pdf icon Sources: Robert Half Technology Salary Survey - 2017, 2016 & 2015 Editions

Web Developer Salaries by State

U.S. State / Location

Average Annual Wage

Average Hourly Wage

Alabama
$68,320
$32.85
Alaska
$68,320
$32.84
Arizona
$76,630
$36.84
Arkansas
$73,040
$35.12
California
$90,980
$43.74
Colorado
$82,530
$39.68
Connecticut
$76,370
$36.71
Delaware
$87,320
$41.98
District of Columbia
$89,330
$42.95
Florida
$67,300
$32.36
Georgia
$82,150
$39.49
Hawaii
$76,600
$36.83
Idaho
$59,700
$28.70
Illinois
$80,190
$38.55
Indiana
$70,050
$33.68
Iowa
$73,100
$35.15
Kansas
$69,880
$33.60
Kentucky
$65,460
$31.47
Louisiana
$62,770
$30.18
Maine
$63,410
$30.49
Maryland
$90,740
$43.63
Massachusetts
$90,690
$43.60
Michigan
$69,090
$33.22
Minnesota
$80,480
$38.69
Mississippi
$61,050
$29.35
Missouri
$80,740
$38.82
Montana
$58,970
$28.35
Nebraska
$71,320
$34.29
Nevada
$71,760
$34.50
New Hampshire
$82,060
$39.45
New Jersey
$90,860
$43.68
New Mexico
$71,480
$34.36
New York
$89,650
$43.10
North Carolina
$80,930
$38.91
North Dakota
$62,910
$30.24
Ohio
$75,650
$36.37
Oklahoma
$63,270
$30.42
Oregon
$69,280
$33.31
Pennsylvania
$82,390
$39.61
Puerto Rico
$42,020
$20.20
Rhode Island
$78,610
$37.80
South Carolina
$66,120
$31.79
South Dakota
$63,640
$30.59
Tennessee
$68,690
$33.03
Texas
$83,530
$40.16
Utah
$70,200
$33.75
Vermont
$63,270
$30.42
Virginia
$93,130
$44.78
Washington
$83,950
$40.36
West Virginia
$67,520
$32.46
Wisconsin
$67,270
$32.34
Wyoming
$61,940
$29.78
web icon Source: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Top Paying U.S. Metro Areas for Web Developers

  1. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: $106,580
  2. San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA: $95,600
  3. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington: $87,520
  4. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: $84,990
  5. New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ: $79,900
web icon Source: United States Department of Labor

Web Developer Salary by Specialty & Experience

  • Web Designer: $76,000
  • .Net Web Developer: $77,000
  • PHP Web Developer: $81,000
  • Coldfusion Developer: $84,000
  • SQL Server Developer: $84,000
  • Java Web Developer: $88,000
  • Software Designer: $88,000
  • User Interface (UI) Developer: $89,000
  • Web Developer: $91,000
  • Oracle Developer: $93,000
  • SharePoint Developer: $95,000
  • Perl Developer: $95,000
  • J2EE Developer: $98,000
  • Lead .Net Web Developer: $103,000
  • Websphere Developer: $107,000
  • Lead Java Developer: $108,000
  • Senior J2EE Developer: $112,000
web icon Source: Indeed.com

Web Technology Position Wages vs. Popular IT Roles

  • Systems Architect: $129,952
  • Product Manager: $114,174
  • DevOps Engineer: $111,683
  • Software Engineer: $110,989
  • Hardware Engineer: $110,972
  • IT Project Manager: $110,925
  • Cyber Security Engineer: $110,716
  • Applications Developer: $105,202
  • Security Analyst: $103,597
  • Database Administrator: $103,473
  • Data Scientist: $95,404
  • Business Analyst: $94,926
  • Computer Programmer: $91,404
  • Network Engineer: $88,280
  • Web Developer: $82,765
  • Systems Administrator: $82,624
  • Technical Support: $60,600
  • Help Desk Technician: $45,709
  • PC Service & Repair: $41,310
pdf icon Source: 2019 Tech Salary Report by Dice.com

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