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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

15-1254 Web Developers

Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications. Excludes “Special Effects Artists and Animators” (27-1014).


National estimates for Web Developers
Industry profile for Web Developers
Geographic profile for Web Developers

National estimates for Web Developers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Web Developers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
84,820 2.7 % $ 39.09 $ 81,320 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Web Developers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.40 $ 24.57 $ 37.03 $ 48.40 $ 62.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,280 $ 51,100 $ 77,030 $ 100,670 $ 129,760


Industry profile for Web Developers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Web Developers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 17,750 0.78 $ 40.29 $ 83,810
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,220 1.20 $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Other Information Services 5,220 1.44 $ 43.29 $ 90,030
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,970 0.32 $ 40.02 $ 83,230
Management of Companies and Enterprises 4,290 0.17 $ 45.71 $ 95,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Web Developers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Information Services 5,220 1.44 $ 43.29 $ 90,030
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 5,220 1.20 $ 34.72 $ 72,220
Specialized Design Services 1,350 1.00 $ 33.91 $ 70,530
Sound Recording Industries 160 0.93 $ 34.78 $ 72,350
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 17,750 0.78 $ 40.29 $ 83,810

Top paying industries for Web Developers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Monetary Authorities-Central Bank 100 0.48 $ 59.05 $ 122,820
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 850 0.09 $ 57.65 $ 119,920
Nondepository Credit Intermediation 410 0.07 $ 53.55 $ 111,380
Employment Services 2,960 0.08 $ 52.98 $ 110,200
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities (5221 and 5223 only) 740 0.04 $ 49.74 $ 103,450


Geographic profile for Web Developers:

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



Map of employment of web developers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Web Developers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 12,620 0.76 1.27 $ 45.22 $ 94,060
New York 7,140 0.82 1.37 $ 37.35 $ 77,680
Texas 5,610 0.46 0.76 $ 37.44 $ 77,880
Florida 4,330 0.50 0.84 $ 40.82 $ 84,900
Wisconsin 3,940 1.43 2.37 $ 27.90 $ 58,030


Map of location quotient of web developers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web Developers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 2,500 1.61 2.67 $ 30.33 $ 63,090
Wisconsin 3,940 1.43 2.37 $ 27.90 $ 58,030
Maryland 2,560 1.00 1.67 $ 46.37 $ 96,460
District of Columbia 640 0.97 1.62 $ 45.76 $ 95,180
Colorado 2,450 0.94 1.55 $ 41.98 $ 87,310


Map of annual mean wages of web developers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Web Developers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 3,430 0.91 1.52 $ 49.97 $ 103,930
Washington 2,810 0.88 1.45 $ 49.00 $ 101,920
Rhode Island 250 0.54 0.90 $ 48.05 $ 99,940
Maryland 2,560 1.00 1.67 $ 46.37 $ 96,460
District of Columbia 640 0.97 1.62 $ 45.76 $ 95,180



Map of employment of web developers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Web Developers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 6,560 0.76 1.26 $ 42.35 $ 88,080
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,200 0.73 1.22 $ 40.97 $ 85,220
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,300 1.12 1.87 $ 51.06 $ 106,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,090 1.38 2.29 $ 53.31 $ 110,880
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,710 0.64 1.06 $ 43.17 $ 89,790
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,190 1.14 1.90 $ 52.22 $ 108,610
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,790 0.69 1.15 $ 42.66 $ 88,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,770 0.49 0.82 $ 40.81 $ 84,880
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,490 0.70 1.17 $ 32.82 $ 68,270
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,410 0.53 0.88 $ 39.10 $ 81,320


Map of location quotient of web developers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web Developers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Madison, WI 1,140 3.01 5.00 $ 28.66 $ 59,610
Provo-Orem, UT 740 2.72 4.52 $ 29.52 $ 61,400
Fort Collins, CO 390 2.41 4.01 $ 33.49 $ 69,660
Logan, UT-ID 120 1.95 3.24 $ 37.33 $ 77,640
Salt Lake City, UT 1,210 1.62 2.69 $ 32.05 $ 66,660
Fond du Lac, WI 60 1.46 2.43 $ 24.44 $ 50,820
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 130 1.44 2.40 $ 30.23 $ 62,870
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,090 1.39 2.31 $ 29.34 $ 61,020
Boulder, CO 250 1.39 2.30 $ 43.53 $ 90,550
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,090 1.38 2.29 $ 53.31 $ 110,880


Map of annual mean wages of web developers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Web Developers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 1,400 1.31 2.17 $ 59.82 $ 124,430
California-Lexington Park, MD 30 0.65 1.08 $ 53.40 $ 111,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 3,090 1.38 2.29 $ 53.31 $ 110,880
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 790 0.67 1.12 $ 52.90 $ 110,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,190 1.14 1.90 $ 52.22 $ 108,610
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 40 0.47 0.79 $ 51.07 $ 106,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,300 1.12 1.87 $ 51.06 $ 106,200
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 40 0.28 0.46 $ 49.67 $ 103,310
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 1,220 0.97 1.62 $ 49.61 $ 103,190
Colorado Springs, CO 320 1.10 1.82 $ 49.12 $ 102,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Web Developers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.95 1.57 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 1.40 $ 24.68 $ 51,340
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 1.20 2.00 $ 30.85 $ 64,160
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 1.35 $ 27.66 $ 57,520
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 0.40 $ 24.12 $ 50,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Web Developers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 140 1.20 2.00 $ 30.85 $ 64,160
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 190 0.95 1.57 $ 20.32 $ 42,260
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 1.40 $ 24.68 $ 51,340
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 110 0.81 1.35 $ 27.66 $ 57,520
Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 40 0.69 1.15 $ 31.71 $ 65,950

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Web Developers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 0.31 $ 39.31 $ 81,770
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area 40 0.38 0.63 $ 38.61 $ 80,320
West Central-Southwest New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.46 0.76 $ 37.98 $ 78,990
South Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 0.35 $ 36.87 $ 76,680
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.17 0.28 $ 34.55 $ 71,850


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022