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The BLS reports that Web developers made a median salary of $62,500 in 2012. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $105,200, while the lowest-paid earned $33,550 that year. The most highly compensated positions are in the natural gas distribution, waste treatment and disposal, and depository credit intermediation industries. Computer systems design employs the largest share of Web developers in the field. The highest-paid positions can be found in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Calif., San Francisco and New York City.

Job Salary Year
2004 $64,900.00
2006 $68,770.00
2008 $74,100.00
2010 $79,370.00
2012 $66,100.00

Average Web Developer Pay vs. All Technology Jobs

With an mean annual salary of $66,100, Web developers take home a smaller paycheck than most of their counterparts on our list of Best Technology Jobs. Web developers best only computer support specialists, who earn approximately $62,960 annually, while making about $10,200 less than network and computer systems administrators and $17,700 less than computer systems analysts.

Job Name Salary
Computer Systems Analyst $79,680.00
Civil Engineer $79,340.00
Database Administrator $77,080.00
Computer Programmer $74,280.00
Web Developer $62,500.00

Best Paying Cities for Web Developers

The highest paid in the web developer profession work in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Calif., San Francisco, and New York City. The Allentown, Pa. area also pays well, as does the city of Washington, D.C.

San Jose, Calif.

Average Salary: $90,760 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a web developer working in San Jose, Calif. is $90,760, which is $28,260 more than the average pay in the profession.

San Francisco

Average Salary: $90,140 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a web developer working in San Francisco is $90,140, which is $27,640 more than the average pay in the profession.

New York City

Average Salary: $82,550 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a web developer working in New York City is $82,550, which is $20,050 more than the average pay in the profession.

Allentown, Pa.

Average Salary: $81,690 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a web developer working in Allentown, Pa. is $81,690, which is $19,190 more than the average pay in the profession.

Washington, D.C.

Average Salary: $81,150 | See Job Openings

The annual median wage of a web developer working in Washington, D.C. is $81,150, which is $18,650 more than the average pay in the profession.

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Last updated by Nathan Hellman.


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