How Much Do Web Developers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Web Developers

Web Developers design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$85490 per year
Hourly wage
$41 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,750 to $55,390 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $27 per hour

Entry-level Web Developers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,750 to $55,390 per year or $20 to $27 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Web Developers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $70 $146,430
Senior (Top 25%) $52 $107,620
Middle (Mid 50%) $37 $77,200
Junior (Bottom 25%) $27 $55,390
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $40,750

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
WA $64 $133,790
CA $46 $94,960
GA $45 $93,590
MA $44 $91,480
NJ $44 $90,710
OR $43 $89,190
DC $42 $87,220
VA $42 $87,210
MD $41 $85,990
NY $40 $84,110

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Web Developer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at WA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Web Developers are in the states of WA, CA, GA, MA and NJ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Software Publishers $132760 $63.83
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $106690 $51.29
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $102200 $49.13
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank $100860 $48.49
Scheduled Air Transportation $100010 $48.08
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing $96420 $46.36
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution $95220 $45.78
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing $94340 $45.36
Insurance Carriers $93980 $45.18
Employment Services $93390 $44.90
Building Material and Supplies Dealers $92710 $44.57
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $92540 $44.49
Scientific Research and Development Services $92000 $44.23
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $89280 $42.93
Specialty Hospitals $89050 $42.81
Other Information Services $88830 $42.71
Management of Companies and Enterprises $88620 $42.60
Natural Gas Distribution $88210 $42.41
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers $87820 $42.22
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing $85920 $41.31
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $85590 $41.15
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods $85340 $41.03
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $85040 $40.89
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $84740 $40.74
Freight Transportation Arrangement $83970 $40.37
Rail Transportation $83730 $40.26
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing $83430 $40.11
Legal Services $83280 $40.04
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $83070 $39.94
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $82780 $39.80

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