Web developers

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2019 Workforce
94.7k
Average Age
36.5
Average Salary
$65,990
Average Male Salary
$70,793
Average Female Salary
$55,208

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Web developers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Web developers was $65,990 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Web developers by wage are Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Mining machine operators, and Fire inspectors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Web developers are Denver City (Northwest) PUMA, CO, Provo City PUMA, UT, and Portland City (Southeast) PUMA, OR. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Web developers are Denver City (Northwest) PUMA, CO, Provo City PUMA, UT, and Portland City (Southeast) PUMA, OR.

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 Other schools & instruction and educational support services. Web developers are paid most in Portland City (Southeast) PUMA, OR but are relatively concentrated in Denver City (Northwest) PUMA, CO.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$65,990
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,713

In 2019, Web developers earned an average of $65,990, $10,466 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Mining machine operators make somewhat more than Web developers while Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators 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

0.334
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Web developers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.334, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

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Industries by Share

94.7k
2019 Workforce
± 7,553
−7.82%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12%

The number of people employed as Web developers has been declining at a rate of −7.82%, from 102,730 people in 2018 to 94,695 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Web developers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Web developers at  32.1%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 8.32% and Management, scientific & technical consulting services with 6.18%.

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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 and of female Web developers is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Web developers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

65.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,283
29.2k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,194

69.2% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

72.8% of Web developers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.7% of Web developers, Asian (Non-Hispanic) 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
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.921
37.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.67

The median age of Web developers is 36.5, and Male employees are generally 1.68 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 Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

Majors

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