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Working As A Web Content Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $70,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Web Content Developer 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.

Duties

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
  • Create and test applications for a website
  • Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:

Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.

Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

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How To Become A Web Content Developer

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

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Web Content Developer Career Paths

Web Content Developer
Web Developer Project Manager Marketing Director
Director Of Digital Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Owner Creative Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Marketing Manager Marketing Manager/Project Manager
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Writer Product Manager Marketing Communications Manager
Content Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Content Developer Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Marketing Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Content Developer Senior Technical Writer Content Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Content Developer Marketing Manager Social Media Manager
Manager Of Digital Media
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Marketing Specialist Digital Marketing Specialist
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Social Media Specialist Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital Marketing Strategist
5 Yearsyrs
Writer And Editor Editor Content Manager
Digital Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Web Design/Development User Interaction Designer User Experience Designer
User Experience Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Web Design/Development Designer Senior Graphic Designer
Creative Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Web Design/Development Web Content Manager Web Manager
Ecommerce Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Editor Social Media Manager Online Marketing Manager
Director Of Ecommerce
10 Yearsyrs
Editor Social Media Manager
Digital Communications Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Consultant Owner/Manager Internet Sales Manager
E-Commerce Director
8 Yearsyrs
Graphic Designer Front End Developer Web Manager
E-Commerce Product Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Webmaster 2.6 years
Web Specialist 2.3 years
Web Producer 2.1 years
Web Designer 2.1 years
Web Developer 2.0 years
Web Content Editor 1.9 years
Web Content Writer 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Web Content Developer
Internship 8.3%
Editor 6.3%
Consultant 3.9%
Reporter 3.6%
Assistant 3.0%
Top Careers After Web Content Developer
Internship 4.9%
Owner 4.0%
Consultant 4.0%

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Web Content Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

44.7%

Female

44.4%

Unknown

10.9%
Ethnicity

White

59.4%

Hispanic or Latino

16.0%

Asian

10.7%

Black or African American

10.1%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.9%

French

13.9%

Japanese

8.3%

Chinese

5.6%

German

5.6%

Russian

5.6%

Mandarin

5.6%

Portuguese

2.8%

Hebrew

2.8%

Hindi

2.8%

Polish

2.8%

Cantonese

2.8%

Italian

2.8%

Korean

1.4%

Carrier

1.4%

Bengali

1.4%

Arabic

1.4%

Assamese

1.4%
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Web Content Developer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.9%

George Mason University

6.7%

University of Pittsburgh -

6.7%

New York University

5.6%

University of North Texas

5.6%

Columbia College Chicago

5.6%

DePaul University

5.6%

Boston University

5.6%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Georgetown University

4.4%

University of Iowa

4.4%

Old Dominion University

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%

Howard University

4.4%

Full Sail University

4.4%

Northeastern University

4.4%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.4%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

3.3%

Minnesota State University - Mankato

3.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.3%
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Majors

Communication

13.4%

Computer Science

10.7%

English

9.5%

Business

9.3%

Graphic Design

7.0%

Marketing

6.3%

Journalism

5.9%

Computer Applications

5.4%

Writing

4.8%

Computer Information Systems

4.8%

Public Relations

4.5%

Fine Arts

2.9%

Photography

2.9%

Psychology

2.3%

Linguistics

2.0%

History

1.8%

Information Systems

1.8%

Management Information Systems

1.6%

Information Technology

1.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.4%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.4%

Masters

25.6%

Other

11.7%

Associate

6.7%

Certificate

5.0%

Doctorate

1.9%

Diploma

0.6%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$46,000
Min 10%
$70,000
Median 50%
$70,000
Median 50%
$70,000
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Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Highest Paying City
Eden Prairie, MN
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Web Content Developer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Web Content Developer in the United States is $70,841 per year or $34 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $46,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $108,000.

Real Web Content Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Web Content Developer Ca, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 19, 2016 $164,382
Webcenter Content Developer Integrated Resources, Inc. Atlanta, GA Aug 08, 2016 $150,264
Senior Web Content Developer The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 17, 2015 $130,000
Webcenter Content Developer Integrated Resources, Inc. Atlanta, GA Oct 17, 2016 $125,220
Senior Web Content Developer-Mobile The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 13, 2015 $110,000 -
$140,000
Senior Web Content Developer The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 13, 2016 $95,618 -
$144,300
Web Content Management System Developer/Analyst The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Oct 19, 2016 $88,000
Web Content and Development Senior Federal Home Loan Mortgage Co. McLean, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,300 -
$112,983
Web Content Developer The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Sep 15, 2015 $74,672 -
$85,000
Web Content Management System Developer/Analyst The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Sep 05, 2015 $72,119
Web Content Management System Developer/Analyst The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA Sep 05, 2012 $67,000
Web Developer/Content Management Cloudquest Technologies, LLC Bloomington, IL Jan 06, 2016 $66,158
Web Content Developer The Gap, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 14, 2014 $64,500 -
$84,500
Developer/Web Content Ctekk Solutions Inc. Redlands, CA Oct 25, 2010 $61,568
Web Content Developer I Idexx Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, ME Dec 01, 2011 $60,000 -
$75,000
Web Content Developer The Wildlife Society, Inc. Bethesda, MD Mar 01, 2010 $56,650
Web Content Developer Coppin State University Baltimore, MD Sep 20, 2012 $51,230
Web Content Developer Coppin State University Baltimore, MD Sep 19, 2009 $51,230
Cvast Database, Web Programmer, and 3D Content Developer University of South Florida Tampa, FL Apr 01, 2016 $50,170
Web Content Developer and Marketing Analyst Gniyes! Corp. Columbus, OH Aug 25, 2015 $43,827
Web Content Developer Tyrant King, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Oct 01, 2010 $43,827

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Top Skills for A Web Content Developer

  1. Web Application
  2. Online
  3. Content Management System
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  • Assisted in the integration of media-rich streaming or interactive content into organizational online websites and web applications.
  • Participated in the development and execution of the Online Merchandising programs, website design while successfully implementing within project deadlines.
  • Managed and updated all content on 2wtmag.com Facilitated site migration to company's content management system.
  • Produce and distribute weekly HTML e-newsletter directing corporate-wide audience to portal news.
  • Developed HTML/CSS within content management system (CMS) and non CMS pages under tight deadlines for highly detailed projects.

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