Web developers

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Total Workforce

170k

Average Age

36.8

Average Salary

$60,573

Average Male Salary

$64,558

Average Female Salary

$54,102

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Web developers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Web developers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Web developers, by average wage, is Banking & related activities. Web developers are paid most in San Jose City (Central) PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in Inner Mission & Castro PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,573

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,786

In 2017, Web developers earned an average of $60,573, $8,508 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Occupational therapists make somewhat more than Web developers while Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Web developers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.373

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Web developers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.373, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Web developers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Web developers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Web developers.

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Industries by Share

170k

2017 Workforce

± 10,112

1.2%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.35%

The number of people employed as Web developers has been growing at a rate of 1.2%, from 167,823 people in 2016 to 169,841 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Web developers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Web developers at  30.4%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.39% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 5.09%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Web developers in the US. The average age of male Web developers in the workforce is 36.3 and of female Web developers is 37.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Web developers is White.

Gender Composition

105k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 7,957

64.7k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,245

61.9% of Web developers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Web developers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Web developers

  1. White

  2. Asian

  3. Black

76.3% of Web developers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 12.2% of Web developers, Asian is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Web developers.

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Age by Gender

36.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.817

37.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.16

The median age of Web developers is 36.8, and Male employees are generally 1.33 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Web developers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Web developers is Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services but a relatively high number of Web developers hold a major in Communication Technologies.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Web developers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web developers need many skills, but most especially Programming, Critical Thinking, and Operations Analysis. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Web developers need more than the average amount of Programming, Operations Analysis, and Technology Design.

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