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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Web Developers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,830
25th Percentile Wage
$49,380
50th Percentile Wage
$67,990
75th Percentile Wage
$93,670
90th Percentile Wage
$122,320

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 $122,320. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,830. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 232% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$67,990
2.74% 8.07%
2016
$66,130
1.75% -
2015
$64,970
2.28% -
2014
$63,490
0.52% -
2013
$63,160
1.04% -
2012
$62,500
- -

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 $79,490. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $41,990).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$79,490
Utilities
$77,840
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$77,180
Transportation and Warehousing
$72,500
Information
$71,550
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$70,760
Health Care and Social Assistance
$69,690
Manufacturing
$67,810
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,620
Mining
$67,410
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$66,100
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,140
Educational Services
$62,860
Wholesale Trade
$61,440
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$59,180
Retail Trade
$55,270
Construction
$55,070
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,220
Accommodation and Food Services
$41,990

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 $35,780 to $87,190. The highest paying state for web developers is Washington with a median annual salary of $87,190. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,780. For more salary information of web developers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$87,190
District of Columbia
$84,570
Virginia
$82,180
Massachusetts
$80,640
California
$76,880
Georgia
$75,150
New York
$74,450
Minnesota
$73,050
Illinois
$72,540
New Jersey
$72,130
Connecticut
$72,050
Maryland
$69,830
North Carolina
$69,450
South Carolina
$69,350
Texas
$68,660
Delaware
$67,670
Colorado
$66,990
Rhode Island
$66,760
Pennsylvania
$64,700
New Hampshire
$63,030
Arizona
$62,750
Utah
$62,130
Oregon
$62,100
Vermont
$61,140
Kentucky
$60,630
Michigan
$60,580
Tennessee
$60,080
North Dakota
$59,890
Mississippi
$59,150
Maine
$58,150
Hawaii
$57,980
Florida
$56,910
Ohio
$56,790
Louisiana
$56,460
Oklahoma
$55,950
Missouri
$55,530
Nebraska
$54,920
Alabama
$54,840
New Mexico
$54,780
Nevada
$53,980
Alaska
$53,860
South Dakota
$53,860
Kansas
$53,490
Wyoming
$52,420
Indiana
$52,060
West Virginia
$51,320
Iowa
$50,620
Arkansas
$50,310
Wisconsin
$48,980
Idaho
$46,650
Montana
$45,850
Puerto Rico
$35,780



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