Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

15-1134 Web Developers

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content. Excludes "Multimedia Artists and Animators" (27-1014).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
125,890 1.3 % $35.63 $74,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.71 $23.74 $32.69 $45.03 $58.81
Annual Wage (2) $36,830 $49,380 $67,990 $93,670 $122,320


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 25,600 1.27 $35.61 $74,070
Other Information Services 8,930 3.23 $39.08 $81,300
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 7,070 0.52 $34.87 $72,530
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,990 1.41 $35.56 $73,960
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,510 0.28 $39.34 $81,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 8,930 3.23 $39.08 $81,300
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 6,990 1.41 $35.56 $73,960
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 4,200 1.37 $39.78 $82,750
Sound Recording Industries 220 1.30 $34.29 $71,320
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 25,600 1.27 $35.61 $74,070

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 70 0.02 $51.27 $106,650
Other Personal Services 110 0.03 $49.75 $103,490
Scheduled Air Transportation 80 0.02 $47.01 $97,790
Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing 120 0.64 $45.62 $94,900
Software Publishers 3,550 0.97 $44.39 $92,330


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 21,150 1.27 1.43 $40.51 $84,270
New York 11,900 1.29 1.46 $39.60 $82,360
Texas 7,920 0.67 0.75 $34.30 $71,340
Florida 6,930 0.82 0.93 $29.95 $62,290
Washington 5,640 1.77 2.00 $44.35 $92,260




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,260 1.79 2.02 $41.66 $86,660
Washington 5,640 1.77 2.00 $44.35 $92,260
Vermont 420 1.39 1.57 $31.36 $65,230
Utah 1,870 1.32 1.50 $31.97 $66,490
Maryland 3,470 1.30 1.48 $35.43 $73,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 5,640 1.77 2.00 $44.35 $92,260
District of Columbia 1,260 1.79 2.02 $41.66 $86,660
Virginia 3,720 0.98 1.11 $41.29 $85,870
California 21,150 1.27 1.43 $40.51 $84,270
New York 11,900 1.29 1.46 $39.60 $82,360



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,240 1.53 1.73 $41.44 $86,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,660 1.28 1.45 $36.81 $76,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.85 3.23 $46.71 $97,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,120 1.12 1.27 $39.09 $81,310
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,870 3.46 3.92 $54.76 $113,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,700 1.47 1.66 $44.79 $93,170
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,010 1.64 1.85 $40.92 $85,120
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,410 1.25 1.41 $38.19 $79,430
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,360 2.17 2.46 $45.45 $94,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,360 0.95 1.07 $37.52 $78,050


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,870 3.46 3.92 $54.76 $113,910
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.85 3.23 $46.71 $97,160
Madison, WI 910 2.36 2.67 $25.29 $52,600
Provo-Orem, UT 500 2.19 2.48 $34.71 $72,200
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,360 2.17 2.46 $45.45 $94,540
St. George, UT 130 2.11 2.39 $27.60 $57,420
Boulder, CO 350 1.97 2.23 $35.62 $74,090
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 560 1.86 2.11 $34.81 $72,410
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 170 1.80 2.04 $25.98 $54,040
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,650 1.66 1.88 $35.32 $73,470


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,870 3.46 3.92 $54.76 $113,910
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 140 1.23 1.40 $48.91 $101,740
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.85 3.23 $46.71 $97,160
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 2,360 2.17 2.46 $45.45 $94,540
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,700 1.47 1.66 $44.79 $93,170
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 0.94 1.06 $44.35 $92,250
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 1,540 1.36 1.53 $41.89 $87,130
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 780 0.67 0.76 $41.56 $86,450
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 10,240 1.53 1.73 $41.44 $86,200
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,010 1.64 1.85 $40.92 $85,120

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 160 1.20 1.35 $21.73 $45,200
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 140 0.71 0.81 $19.77 $41,120
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.85 2.10 $33.00 $68,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 110 0.48 0.55 $26.55 $55,220
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.17 $31.69 $65,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.96 2.22 $29.69 $61,760
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.85 2.10 $33.00 $68,640
Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 60 1.49 1.69 $27.86 $57,940
Panhandle of Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 1.36 1.54 (8) (8)
West Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.25 1.42 $23.51 $48,910

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $34.52 $71,790
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.25 $33.31 $69,290
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 130 1.85 2.10 $33.00 $68,640
West Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.68 0.77 $32.69 $68,000
Central New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 100 1.03 1.17 $31.69 $65,920


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018