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Web Developers

Other names for this job might include Computer Graphic Artist, Computer Graphic Designer, Computer Programmer, Interface Designer, Internet Application Developer, Internet Architect, Internet Developer, Internet Site Designer, Internet Specialist, Intranet Developer

  • $72150
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How Much Do Web Developers Make In 2018

In this salary guide, you will find out how much do Web Developers make.

After reading this, you will be able to make a decision if working as a Web Developer will suit your financial goals (e.g: buying a home, BMW or just your target salary goal).

Average salary

Annual salary
$72150 per year
Hourly wage
$34.690 per hour

One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here at OwlGuru is how much do Web Developers make per year and what is their hourly wage.

According to BLS, the average annual salary of Web Developers is $72150. Their salary can also be as low as $35390 if you’re still a newbie with no experience to over $119550 if you have a ton of experience under your belt.

The typical hourly pay is $34.690 and can range from $17.010 to $57.480 which also depends if you’re a newbie or a professional.

Just like any other job, the salary of A Web Developer will vary based on your education and experience level.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.
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After comparing how much do Web Developers make with other careers, they have a salary rank of B.

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Salary range

Highest (Top 10%)$57.480$119550
Senior (Top 25%)$44.040$91600
Middle (Mid 50%)$31.790$66130
Junior (Bottom 25%)$22.870$47580
No experience (Bottom 10%)$17.010$35390

Entry-level Web Developers who starts out at $47580 can expect to make $66130 after 3-5 years of experience in the field.

The bottom 10% makes less than $17.010 per hour while the top 10% makes over $57.480 per hour.

While the median wage is $66130 per annum or $31.790 per hour.

Depending on who you work for, you might also get overtime pay.

# = Over $100 per hour or $200,000 per year.

Highest paying industries

Industry nameHourly wageAnnual salary
Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers42.9689360
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing42.0487440
Software Publishers41.6386590
Funds, Trusts, and Other Financial Vehicles40.9285110
Depository Credit Intermediation40.3984010
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank40.1583510
Waste Treatment and Disposal39.6382440
Natural Gas Distribution39.6382430
Waste Management and Remediation Services39.281540
Truck Transportation39.181320
Securities and Commodity Contracts Intermediation and Brokerage39.0281160
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories38.9480990
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities38.9180940
Other Nondepository Credit Intermediation38.2479530
Nondepository Credit Intermediation38.1779390
Cable and Other Subscription Programming3879050
Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing37.8678750
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution37.5678120
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing37.477790
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services37.2977560
Finance and Insurance37.0176970
Apparel Manufacturing36.8276590
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)36.7476410
Insurance Carriers36.7376400
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing36.6476210
Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers36.5576020
Cut and Sew Apparel Manufacturing36.5576010
Securities and Commodity Exchanges36.5476010
Management of Companies and Enterprises36.5175930
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities36.4675840
Hospitals, Local government owned36.2375360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Local government owned36.2375360
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities36.1475180
Other Insurance Related Activities35.9874840
Scientific Research and Development Services35.874460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, Privately owned35.7474340
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities35.774250
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences35.6874210
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation35.6574150
Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers35.6174070
Employment Services35.5974030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.5874020
Hospitals, Privately owned35.5673970
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)35.5573940
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services35.573850
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services35.473640
Other Information Services35.0272830
Specialty hospitals, Privately owned3572810
Chemical Manufacturing34.9272640
Engineering Services34.8472460
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing34.8172410
Hospitals, State government owned34.7672290
Couriers and Messengers34.7172190
Publishing Industries (except Internet)34.6772110
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing34.6272020
Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing34.4871710
Wired Telecommunications Carriers34.3571440
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Local government owned34.2171150
Other Financial Investment Activities34.271130
Sector 56- Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services34.271130
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing34.1571030
Administrative and Support Services34.1270960
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)34.0170750
Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers33.8370370
Computer Systems Design and Related Services33.7970280
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services33.7570190
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Local government owned33.7370150
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities33.7270140
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing33.6970060
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services33.6369960
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services33.6269920
Security Systems Services33.669900
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services33.4769620
Couriers and Express Delivery Services33.2769210
Food Manufacturing33.2769200
Scheduled Air Transportation33.2169080
Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing33.2169070
Investigation and Security Services33.269060
All industries, private ownership only33.1869020
Air Transportation33.0868810
All industries33.0268670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals, State government owned32.9868600
Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services32.9668550
Elementary and Secondary Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)32.9568530
Outpatient Care Centers32.9368500
Transportation and Warehousing32.9168460
Oil and Gas Extraction32.6867980
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.667810
Travel Agencies32.5667710
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services32.4467480
Direct Selling Establishments32.4467470
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services32.4467470
Lessors of Real Estate32.3167210
Health Care and Social Assistance (including private, state, and local government hospitals)32.1366840
Restaurants and Other Eating Places32.1366830
Full-Service Restaurants32.1166790
Freight Transportation Arrangement32.0966740
Legal Services32.0166570
Agriculture, Construction, and Mining Machinery Manufacturing31.9466430
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations31.9366410
Educational Services, Local government owned31.8766290
Paper and Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers31.8766280
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned31.7265980
Communications Equipment Manufacturing31.6965910
Office Administrative Services31.6665850
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (including private, state, and local government schools)31.6565830
Technical and trade schools, Privately owned31.5265570
Motion Picture and Video Industries31.3465190
Other Telecommunications31.3265160
Support Activities for Transportation31.3265140
Testing Laboratories31.1964880
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing31.1864860
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing31.1764820
Electronics and Appliance Stores31.1564790
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers31.1364740
Social Advocacy Organizations31.1164710
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages31.0864640
Miscellaneous Nondurable Goods Merchant Wholesalers31.0764630
Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries31.0164510
Offices of Physicians31.0264510
Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media30.6563760
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods30.6663760
Technical and Trade Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)30.6663760
Local government, including schools and hospitals30.6463730
Miscellaneous Manufacturing30.5563540
Rental and Leasing Services30.5563530
Elementary and Secondary Schools, Privately owned30.5263480
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods30.4263270
Television Broadcasting30.3463100
Business Support Services30.363020
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing30.2963010
Wholesale Trade30.1862780
Household Appliances and Electrical and Electronic Goods Merchant Wholesalers29.9862360
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, Privately owned29.9562300
Educational Services (including private, state, and local government schools)29.8962170
Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.8762130
Educational Services, Privately owned29.8662100
Paper Manufacturing29.8462070
Junior colleges, Local government owned29.8262020
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools (including private, state, and local government schools)29.6661680
Broadcasting (except Internet)29.6461650
Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations29.6261620
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services29.5561460
Nonstore Retailers29.4861320
Personal and Laundry Services29.4861320
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers29.4461240
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses29.4261200
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals29.4261200
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)29.4161160
Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions29.3861100
Colleges, universities, and professional schools, State government owned29.2660860
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)29.2560840
Federal, State, and Local Government29.2360800
Federal, State, and Local Government, excluding state and local schools and hospitals, and the US Postal Service29.2360800
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing29.1660650
State government, including schools and hospitals29.1560630
Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events29.1560620
Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations29.0860490
Educational Services, State government owned29.0760470
Vocational Rehabilitation Services29.0160340
Warehousing and Storage28.8960090
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers28.8860080
Apparel, Piece Goods, and Notions Merchant Wholesalers28.8760050
Sound Recording Industries28.8660020
Activities Related to Real Estate28.8359960
Ambulatory Health Care Services28.8159920
Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries28.8159920
Radio and Television Broadcasting28.7459780
Furniture and Home Furnishing Merchant Wholesalers28.7359760
Telephone Call Centers28.7259750
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing28.6859650
Food Services and Drinking Places28.6759630
Educational Support Services, Privately owned28.6559580
Educational Support Services (including private, state, and local government schools)28.659500
Social Assistance28.4359140
Individual and Family Services28.4359130
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals28.3458950
Specialized Design Services28.2858830
Other Support Services28.1358510
Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing28.0758380
Other Schools and Instruction (including private, state, and local government schools)27.8857990
Other schools and instruction, Privately owned27.8857990
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)27.8557920
Plastics Product Manufacturing27.8357880
Machinery Manufacturing27.6357460
Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters27.6257450
Retail Trade27.5557300
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing27.5157210
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing27.4657110
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation27.4357060
Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores27.3256820
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities27.2656710
Civic and Social Organizations27.2656710
Other Personal Services27.0856320
Newspaper Publishers26.9956140
Junior colleges, State government owned26.955940
Printing and Related Support Activities26.855740
Spectator Sports26.7455610
Real Estate26.755540
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.6155340
Other Wood Product Manufacturing26.5955300
Wood Product Manufacturing26.3654840
Motor Vehicle and Motor Vehicle Parts and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers26.3654830
Radio Broadcasting26.2854660
Grantmaking and Giving Services26.2154510
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing26.0754220
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing25.7553560
Home Furnishings Stores25.7553560
Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores25.7353520
Lawn and Garden Equipment and Supplies Stores25.7253500
Hardware, and Plumbing and Heating Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers25.6753390
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers25.6253280
Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing25.553040
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance25.553040
Sporting Goods Stores25.4552940
Automobile Dealers24.8551700
Household and Institutional Furniture Manufacturing24.8551680
Household and Institutional Furniture and Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing24.7951570
Performing Arts Companies24.7951550
Clothing Stores24.5150980
Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers24.3850710
Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers24.3450620
Construction of Buildings24.250340
Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire Stores24.0750060
Residential Building Construction24.0550030
Repair and Maintenance23.9249760
Accommodation and Food Services23.8849670
Offices of Other Health Practitioners23.4748820
Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores23.1648170
Religious Organizations23.1148070
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing22.8947610
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers22.6847180
Sporting Goods, Hobby, and Musical Instrument Stores22.546800
Traveler Accommodation22.3846560
Textile Product Mills22.3546490
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers22.2946360
Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores22.2846330
Miscellaneous Store Retailers21.7345190
Photographic Services21.644920
Building Material and Supplies Dealers21.4644640
Other Textile Product Mills21.143890
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers21.0643810
Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries21.0343740
Furniture Stores20.8543370
Other Amusement and Recreation Industries20.5742790
Automotive Repair and Maintenance20.3442300
Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores20.0141630
Book Stores and News Dealers19.6240820
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers18.9539410
Lumber and Other Construction Materials Merchant Wholesalers17.0835530
Offices of Dentists15.1231460

Not all industries pay the same for Web Developers.

One of the easiest way to increase your salary is to change industries and find a higher paying one.

Highest paying states


Another simple way to boost your pay as A Web Developer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like WA doesn’t mean you will make more overall. This is because the expenses at WA may be 2x higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to the BLS, the highest paid / most successful Web Developers are in the states of WA, DC, CA, VA and RI. The average salary in WA is $85590.

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