Average web developer salary by state

...and adjusted by cost of living index.

You won’t see New York or California in the top 10 of this list. This list uses the average web developer salary by state along with a state’s cost of living index in order to rank the best states to live in if you are earning a web developer salary.

Nationally, the average web developer salary is $77,622. You can check if your state’s web developer salary is above or below the average. Top 5 states included Texas, Virginia, Utah, Illinois and Wyoming while the bottom 5 states were Hawaii, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, and Montana. The big tech hubs, California and New York, had average web developer salaries that landed them in the #23 and #32 spots respectively.

A couple things to keep in mind as you read this 1) this doesn’t take into account factors like Quality of Life in those states 2) web developers are in demand just about anywhere so don’t let this list deter you in any way from becoming a web developer.

Rank

State

Avg web dev income

Cost of living index

Adjusted income

1

Texas

$77,724

90.7

$85,693

2

Virginia

$84,390

100.2

$84,222

3

Utah

$77,786

92.8

$83,821

4

Illinois

$79,093

95.5

$82,820

5

Wyoming

$73,787

91.7

$80,466

6

Michigan

$69,998

88.2

$79,363

7

Missouri

$72,055

90.8

$79,356

8

Kansas

$71,709

90.4

$79,324

9

Tennessee

$71,223

89.8

$79,313

10

Ohio

$72,159

93

$77,590

11

North Carolina

$72,621

94.2

$77,092

12

Oklahoma

$67,282

88.6

$75,939

13

Colorado

$77,480

102.1

$75,886

14

Washington

$80,595

107.1

$75,252

15

Indiana

$65,939

87.9

$75,016

16

Idaho

$66,739

89.6

$74,485

17

Alabama

$67,696

91.2

$74,228

18

Arizona

$71,853

98.1

$73,245

19

Mississippi

$62,715

86

$72,924

20

Minnesota

$72,654

101.1

$71,864

21

Delaware

$72,518

102.6

$70,680

22

Pennsylvania

$72,311

102.8

$70,341

23

California

$93,988

134.8

$69,724

24

South Carolina

$69,539

100.5

$69,193

25

Georgia

$62,542

91.4

$68,427

26

New Jersey

$82,670

121

$68,322

27

Nevada

$71,211

104.5

$68,144

28

Louisiana

$64,018

94.4

$67,816

29

Kentucky

$60,534

90.8

$66,667

30

Maryland

$82,540

125

$66,032

31

Iowa

$60,064

91.7

$65,501

32

New York

$87,181

135.2

$64,483

33

Florida

$63,826

99

$64,471

34

New Mexico

$61,384

95.7

$64,142

35

Wisconsin

$61,775

96.9

$63,751

36

New Hampshire

$75,823

119.2

$63,610

37

North Dakota

$61,567

98.9

$62,252

38

Maine

$69,586

112

$62,130

39

Nebraska

$56,665

91.3

$62,065

40

Massachusetts

$82,540

134.7

$61,277

41

South Dakota

$62,849

102.8

$61,137

42

Arkansas

$53,881

88.5

$60,882

43

D.C.

$89,230

149.2

$59,806

44

Oregon

$68,740

115.4

$59,567

45

Montana

$59,967

100.8

$59,491

46

Connecticut

$75,333

130.7

$57,638

47

Vermont

$68,783

122.4

$56,195

48

Rhode Island

$67,308

122.1

$55,125

49

Hawaii

$71,827

167.4

$42,907

N/A

Alaska

N/A

131.6

N/A

N/A

West Virginia

N/A

95.7

N/A

The data used here was taken from the 2016 cost of living index from the Missouri Department of Economic Development and the average web developer salary data was from indeed.com.

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