Summary

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Web developers are responsible for both the look of a website and its technical aspects.

Quick Facts: Web Developers

2015 Median Pay

$64,970 per year 
$31.23 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Associate's degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2014

148,500

Job Outlook, 2014-24

27% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2014-24

39,500

What Web Developers Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Work Environment

About 1 in 7 of web developers were self-employed in 2014. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry.

How to Become a Web Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Pay

The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015.

Job Outlook

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

State & Area Data

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Similar Occupations

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Summary

web developers image

Web developers are responsible for both the look of a website and its technical aspects.

Quick Facts: Web Developers

2015 Median Pay

$64,970 per year 
$31.23 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Associate's degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

None

On-the-job Training

None

Number of Jobs, 2014

148,500

Job Outlook, 2014-24

27% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2014-24

39,500

What Web Developers Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Work Environment

About 1 in 7 of web developers were self-employed in 2014. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry.

How to Become a Web Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Pay

The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015.

Job Outlook

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

State & Area Data

Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for web developers.

Similar Occupations

Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of web developers with similar occupations.

More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about web developers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.


Summary

web developers image

Web developers are responsible for both the look of a website and its technical aspects.

Quick Facts: Web Developers

2015 Median Pay        $64,970 per year

$31.23 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education        Associate's degree

Work Experience in a Related Occupation        None

On-the-job Training        None

Number of Jobs, 2014        148,500

Job Outlook, 2014-24        27% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2014-24        39,500

What Web Developers Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Work Environment

About 1 in 7 of web developers were self-employed in 2014. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry.

How to Become a Web Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Pay

The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015.

Job Outlook

Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.

State & Area Data

Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for web developers.

Similar Occupations

Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of web developers with similar occupations.

More Information, Including Links to O*NET

Learn more about web developers by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.