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irondavy's avatar

Depends on where you live and what you’re doing, but web developers tend to make between $60,000 and $100,000 (USD) annually.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Lots of overtime, and deadlines. But good money.

sferik's avatar

Pay varies widely by region. Experienced web developers in San Francisco or New York can earn over $100,000 per year.

You can use the Salary Wizard with the job title “Web Software Developer” to see the going rate in your area.

steven's avatar

And it varies with Company you’re working for as well.Good developers are always in demand so you can expect handsome pay almost every time.

cirrina's avatar

If you have the discipline and are willing to learn about running your own business, don’t forget that being a freelance developer is an incredibly flexible option…

stephen's avatar

@cirrina ,i m not sure what that mean being a freelance? how to get job when being a freelance?

cirrina's avatar

The other people replying above are naming salaries for a web developer who works full-time for one company. A freelancer (in any field, not just tech) is someone who finds clients by himself or herself and does individual projects for those clients, rather than working in a salaried job.

I wanted to mention it as an option, but it’s true most people choose salaried jobs. Freelancing takes a lot of motivation and discipline. You can charge higher hourly rates for your work than a fulltime worker, but you end up using many hours a week marketing yourself and dealing with all the practical issues of being self-employed (and you pay higher taxes on self-employment income).

stephen's avatar

@sferik thanx the sites really helpful!

stephen's avatar

@cirrina sounds like freelance wont be suitable for a beginner:D

cwilbur's avatar

A good web developer—with solid communication skills and programming skills, in the right market—can easily make $200,000 a year or more, although the average income for competent and employed web developers is in the $80,000 to $120,000 range.

It’s not that freelance work is unsuitable for beginners—it’s more that freelance work requires a very different skill set. Not only do you have to have all the technical skills that you’d need to work as a corporate web developer, you also need the people skills to network and get clients, you need the project management skills to juggle projects and get them all done on time, and you need the discipline to keep on working even when there’s no boss asking you when things are done. You also need to have an accountant and a lawyer on call. But you’re likely to make considerably more money for the same quantity of work.

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