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Web Developers Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for web developers in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of web developers among California areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Web Developers in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,580
25th Percentile Wage
$52,280
50th Percentile Wage
$76,880
75th Percentile Wage
$111,400
90th Percentile Wage
$144,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for web developers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $144,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of web developers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$76,880
-0.05% 9.98%
2016
$76,920
0.60% -
2015
$76,460
1.41% -
2014
$75,380
4.44% -
2013
$72,030
3.92% -
2012
$69,210
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Web Developers in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of web developers in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of web developers in state of California ranges from $43,520 to $111,840. The highest paying area for web developers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $111,840. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $104,400). The lowest paying area is Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta with a median annual salary of $43,520.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$111,840
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$104,400
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$88,260
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$81,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$80,100
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$73,840
Napa
$69,520
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$68,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,180
Fresno
$64,970
Stockton
$64,020
Salinas
$59,730
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$57,610
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$57,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$54,490
Modesto
$54,450
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$53,090
Chico
$50,240
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$50,070
Vallejo-Fairfield
$49,920
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$47,850
Bakersfield-Delano
$47,790
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$43,520




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