Web developers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
108k
Average Age
36.6
Average Salary
$67,463
Average Male Salary
$72,647
Average Female Salary
$56,941

About

Web developers are most often employed by the Computer Systems Design industry. The average yearly wage for Web developers was $67,463 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Web developers by wage are Crane & tower operators, Mining machine operators, and Registered nurses.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Web developers are Franklin & Brentwood Cities PUMA, TN, Seattle City (Northeast) PUMA, WA, and Queen Anne & Magnolia PUMA, WA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Web developers are Provo City PUMA, UT, Huntsville City (Central & South) PUMA, AL, and Seattle City (Northeast) PUMA, WA.

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 Air transportation. Web developers are paid most in Youngstown City, Boardman & Austintown PUMA, OH but are relatively concentrated in Provo City PUMA, UT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$67,463
AVERAGE SALARY
± $3,740

In 2020, Web developers earned an average of $67,463, $11,509 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Mining machine operators make somewhat more than Web developers while Crane & tower 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

0.359
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Web developers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.359, 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

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Web developers

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

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Web developers, by average wage, are Air transportation, Other general government & support, and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

108k
2020 Workforce
± 8,053
−1.18%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 10.7%

The number of people employed as Web developers has been declining at a rate of −1.18%, from 108,952 people in 2019 to 107,671 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Web developers employed by various industries. Computer Systems Design employs the largest share of Web developers at  29.8%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 7.71% and Advertising, public relations & related services with 4.63%.

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

Composition by Sex

72.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 6,592
35.5k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,627

67% of Web developers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

70.3% of Web developers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.2% 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 Sex

36.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.937
37.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.58

The median age of Web developers is 36.6, and Male employees are generally 0.767 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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