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Web Developers Salary Information

The salary statistics of web developers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of web developers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The web developers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Web Developers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,390
25th Percentile Wage
$47,580
50th Percentile Wage
$66,130
75th Percentile Wage
$91,600
90th Percentile Wage
$119,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for web developers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) web developers is $119,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,390. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 237% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201666,1301.75%5.49%
201564,9702.28%-
201463,4900.52%-
201363,1601.04%-
201262,500--

Table 2. Web Developers Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of web developers in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for web developers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $78,670. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $39,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$78,670
Utilities
$77,550
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,170
Transportation and Warehousing
$72,430
Mining
$72,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$69,890
Information
$67,920
Manufacturing
$66,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$66,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$66,040
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$64,130
Federal, State, and Local Government
$62,750
Educational Services
$62,520
Wholesale Trade
$58,640
Construction
$54,270
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$54,020
Retail Trade
$51,690
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$51,670
Accommodation and Food Services
$39,370

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Web Developers by States

From the above tables we note that not only web developers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of web developers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,850 to $85,300. The highest paying state for web developers is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $85,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,850. For more salary information of web developers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$85,300
Washington
$83,820
Delaware
$83,270
Virginia
$79,490
Rhode Island
$79,010
California
$76,920
Massachusetts
$76,490
New York
$74,390
Georgia
$73,410
Illinois
$70,500
North Carolina
$69,940
New Jersey
$68,940
Connecticut
$68,760
Texas
$67,910
Minnesota
$64,600
Pennsylvania
$63,480
Maryland
$62,730
South Carolina
$61,690
Michigan
$61,500
Arizona
$60,910
New Hampshire
$60,550
Utah
$59,870
Maine
$59,340
Oregon
$59,000
Vermont
$57,730
Florida
$57,560
Nevada
$57,150
North Dakota
$56,880
Nebraska
$56,620
Colorado
$56,530
Missouri
$56,430
Mississippi
$56,110
Alabama
$55,860
Tennessee
$55,800
Ohio
$55,680
South Dakota
$55,430
Wyoming
$55,080
Louisiana
$54,620
Kentucky
$54,150
New Mexico
$54,060
Indiana
$54,030
Kansas
$53,820
Arkansas
$53,820
Alaska
$51,110
Oklahoma
$50,620
Wisconsin
$48,600
West Virginia
$45,880
Iowa
$45,860
Hawaii
$44,670
Montana
$42,770
Idaho
$38,580
Puerto Rico
$36,850


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