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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 metropolitan 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,390
25th Percentile Wage
$50,810
50th Percentile Wage
$76,920
75th Percentile Wage
$109,600
90th Percentile Wage
$140,780

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 $140,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,920. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.50
25th Percentile Wage
$24.43
50th Percentile Wage
$36.97
75th Percentile Wage
$52.69
90th Percentile Wage
$67.69

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for web developers in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $67.69. The median hourly salary is $36.97. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.50.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of web developers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,9200.60%10.02%
201576,4601.41%-
201475,3804.44%-
201372,0303.92%-
201269,210--

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 $107,340. The highest paying area for web developers in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $107,340. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $97,750). 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
$107,340
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$97,750
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$95,860
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$81,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$75,440
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$69,330
Napa
$68,410
Stockton
$67,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$67,420
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$67,180
Fresno
$64,480
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$61,660
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$61,200
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$58,650
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$56,710
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$56,050
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$55,990
Modesto
$54,450
Chico
$51,550
Vallejo-Fairfield
$50,230
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$48,010
Salinas
$47,760
Bakersfield-Delano
$45,800
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$43,520


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