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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Web Developer Salary

$80,834 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$38.86 hourly

Entry level Salary
$60,000 yearly
$60,000
10 %
$80,834
Median
$108,000
90 %

How much does a Web Developer make?

Web developers make $80,834 per year on average, or $38.86 per hour, in the United States. Web developers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $60,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $108,000.

Location impacts how much a web developer can expect to make. Web developers make the most in Washington, North Dakota, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana.

Highest Paying States For Web Developers

The darker areas on the map show where web developers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Web Developer average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Washington$105,618$50.781,554
2Wyoming$88,867$42.72152
3Oregon$93,248$44.83910
4North Dakota$101,472$48.78162
5Montana$92,669$44.55231
6Utah$84,612$40.68806
7Idaho$96,479$46.38278
8California$92,125$44.297,088
9Rhode Island$78,156$37.58323
10Minnesota$84,091$40.431,026
11District of Columbia$79,682$38.31772
12Alaska$81,675$39.27147
13Texas$75,609$36.354,113
14Nevada$81,104$38.99298
15Connecticut$77,769$37.39653
16Arizona$77,467$37.241,020
17Pennsylvania$75,195$36.152,204
18Virginia$76,015$36.553,166
19Vermont$74,307$35.72264
20North Carolina$75,065$36.091,787
21Massachusetts$77,627$37.321,671
22New Hampshire$75,614$36.35315
23Colorado$77,859$37.431,284
24Maryland$76,091$36.581,739
25South Carolina$77,703$37.36406
26Kentucky$76,405$36.73448
27New Jersey$76,408$36.731,657
28New Mexico$75,328$36.22303
29Mississippi$74,606$35.87157
30Delaware$71,870$34.55354
31Georgia$73,926$35.541,697
32Alabama$72,581$34.89677
33New York$73,869$35.512,489
34Maine$71,905$34.57215
35South Dakota$69,893$33.60151
36Michigan$71,324$34.291,139
37Louisiana$72,326$34.77324
38Florida$70,291$33.792,594
39Ohio$68,195$32.791,541
40Indiana$65,965$31.711,183
41Illinois$69,672$33.501,846
42Wisconsin$68,048$32.72831
43Tennessee$67,187$32.30677
44Kansas$65,912$31.69440
45West Virginia$64,162$30.85224
46Missouri$67,193$32.30789
47Arkansas$59,681$28.69457
48Hawaii$63,581$30.57132
49Nebraska$61,230$29.44366
50Iowa$62,712$30.15527
51Oklahoma$63,448$30.50303

Highest Paying Cities For Web Developers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Bothell, WA$106,181$51.05
2Richmond, CA$99,187$47.69
3Salt Lake City, UT$84,651$40.70
4Minneapolis, MN$84,224$40.49
5Washington, DC$79,729$38.33
6Englewood, CO$77,839$37.42
7Phoenix, AZ$77,730$37.37
8Stamford, CT$77,664$37.34
9Boston, MA$77,663$37.34
10San Antonio, TX$76,971$37.01
11Jersey City, NJ$76,505$36.78
12Philadelphia, PA$75,866$36.47
13Richmond, VA$75,695$36.39
14Charlotte, NC$74,561$35.85
15Columbus, GA$74,389$35.76

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Bothell, WA
  2. Richmond, CA
  3. Salt Lake City, UT
  4. Minneapolis, MN
  5. Washington, DC

Web Developer Salary Details

Web Developer Salary

What is a Web Developer's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$108,000$9,000$52
75th Percentile$94,000$7,833$45
Average$80,834$6,736$39
25th Percentile$69,000$5,750$33
10th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
Mobile Applications Developer$99,449$8,287$47.81252,254
Applications Developer$92,312$7,693$44.38279,877
Front End Developer$90,499$7,542$43.51124,876
Contract Developer$98,821$8,235$47.51249,808
Interactive Developer$88,921$7,410$42.75169,948
Sharepoint Developer$94,800$7,900$45.5881,912

Here are the five companies hiring the most now:

  1. Google Jobs (70)
  2. Microsoft Jobs (72)
  3. LinkedIn Jobs (77)
  4. Wells Fargo Jobs (179)
  5. Bank of America Jobs (63)

Which Companies Pay Web Developers The Most?

According to our most recent salary estimates, Lyft and Safeway are the highest paying companies for web developers.
Rank  Company  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
1Lyft$143,718$69.101
2Safeway$140,210$67.41
3Google$138,436$66.56601
4Adobe$133,516$64.19112
5NVIDIA$132,631$63.7665
6Cadence Design Systems$131,852$63.3971
7VMware$131,839$63.38629
8Sears Holdings$130,684$62.831
9Ross Stores$130,568$62.776
10Xilinx$130,504$62.74
11Autodesk$130,461$62.72165
12MIPS Technologies$129,437$62.23
13Intuit$129,038$62.04119
14Analog Devices$128,736$61.896
15ServiceNow$128,307$61.6974
16The Children's Place$127,061$61.095
17B&H Photo Video$126,603$60.872
18Synopsys$126,499$60.8227
19First Republic Bank$125,539$60.3653
20Grubhub$124,173$59.70

How Much Do Web Developers Make In Different Industries?

Here are some examples of how much a web developer salaries can based on different industries:

  1. The finance industry pays web developers an average salary of $90,756

  2. The media industry pay $88,451

  3. The lowest paying industry for web developers is the telecommunication industry. Web developers in this industry earn an average salary of $79,797

Highest Paying Industries For Web Developers

Rank  Industry  Average Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Finance$90,756$43.63
2Media$88,451$42.52
3Technology$87,761$42.19
4Manufacturing$85,300$41.01
5Telecommunication$79,797$38.36

High Paying Web Developer Jobs

Web Developer Salary Trends

Average Web Developer Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

    Web Developer Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$80,800$38.86+3.3%
    2021$78,200$37.58+2.3%
    2020$76,400$36.73+2.1%
    2019$74,800$35.97+2.7%
    2018$72,800$34.99+1.8%

    Recently Added Web Developer Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    State of North CarolinaOrbit .NET Web DeveloperRaleigh, NC06/01/2022$73,965
    SAICWeb Services DeveloperArlington, VA06/01/2022$150,001
    Peraton CorporationSoftware/Web Developer-Mid LevelChantilly, VA06/01/2022$80,642
    3S Business CorporationAPI/Web Service DevelopersIssaquah, WA06/01/2022$135,655
    PerspectaWeb Developer IVMaryland05/31/2022$78,915
    Peraton CorporationWeb Developer IVMaryland05/31/2022$78,915
    PerspectaWeb DeveloperPine, AZ05/31/2022$64,500
    City of EaganWeb DeveloperEagan, MN05/31/2022$83,098
    Sonalysts, Inc.Full Stack Web DeveloperWaterford, CT05/31/2022$62,000
    ParsonsFull Stack Web DeveloperColorado Springs, CO05/31/2022$98,800

    Web Developer Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Web Developers the most?

    Washington pays Web Developers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $105,618 per year, or $50.78 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Web Developer?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Web Developer if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in North Dakota you should be paid close to $101,472 per year.

    What type of Web Developer gets paid the most?

    Lead Web Developer gets paid the most. Lead Web Developer made a median salary of $105,171. The best-paid 10 percent make $121,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $91,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Web Developer?

    A good starting salary for a web developer is $60,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a web developer in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for web developers is $80,834, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a web developer can vary by state.

    Do web developers get paid well?

    Yes, web developers get paid well. While the range for web developers could start as low as $47,000 and reach heights of about $77,000, there is room for added growth in the field, resulting in higher wages.

    How much do new web developers make?

    New web developers can make anywhere from $49,000 to $69,000 per year in the United States. Depending on the region, employer, and skills brought to the position by the prospective web developer, starting salaries may exceed or fall below the range.

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