Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for web developers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 241,462 web developers currently employed in the United States.
  • 21.8% of all web developers are women, while 78.2% are men.
  • The average age of an employed web developer is 36 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of web developers is White (64.6%), followed by Asian (15.4%), Hispanic or Latino (11.1%) and Black or African American (5.9%).
  • Web developers are most in-demand in New York, NY.
  • The professional industry is the highest-paying for web developers.
  • Bothell, WA pays an annual average wage of $97,056, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • 8% of all web developers are LGBT.
  • Washington is the best state for web developers to live.
  • Web developers are 54% more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Web Developer Statistics By Gender

21.8% of web developers are women and 78.2% of web developers are men.

  • Male, 78.2%
  • Female, 21.8%

Web Developers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Male78.2%
Female21.8%

Gender Pay Gap For Web Developer

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$86,017
female-income
Female Income
$81,816

Web Developer Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the web developer position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Web Developer Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201073.53%26.47%
201172.51%27.49%
201275.35%24.65%
201375.46%24.54%
201474.92%25.08%
201573.16%26.84%
201673.85%26.15%
201773.49%26.51%
201871.95%28.05%
201974.66%25.34%

Web Developer Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, dell certified systems expert and software applications architect have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Informatics Nurse Specialist13%87%
Clinical Support Specialist22%78%
Clinic Administrator23%77%
Web Developer78%22%
Senior Data Center Engineer98%2%
Software Applications Architect98%2%
Dell Certified Systems Expert99%1%

Web Developer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among web developers is White, which makes up 64.6% of all web developers. Comparatively, there are 15.4% of the Asian ethnicity and 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

  • White, 64.6%
  • Asian, 15.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 5.9%
  • Unknown, 2.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%

Web Developer Race

Web Developer RacePercentages
White64.6%
Asian15.4%
Hispanic or Latino11.1%
Black or African American5.9%
Unknown2.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.3%

Web Developer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among web developers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

Web Developer Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201071.36%4.46%13.76%6.89%
201170.26%4.22%14.19%8.33%
201270.02%5.48%13.62%7.79%
201370.43%6.03%13.22%7.40%
201469.84%5.62%13.65%8.02%
201567.68%5.49%14.62%8.60%
201667.47%4.87%15.24%9.24%
201766.48%5.16%15.27%10.01%
201865.89%6.08%14.01%10.18%
201964.58%5.86%15.43%11.12%

Web Developer Wage Gap By Race

Asian web developers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino web developers have the lowest average salary at $80,897.
$89,000
$87,000
$85,000
$83,000
$81,000
$79,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$83,682
White$81,841
Black or African American$86,052
Asian$87,109
Hispanic or Latino$80,897

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Average Age of a Web Developer

We determined the average age of web developers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Web Developer Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Unknown3935.5
White3635
Black or African American3533
Asian3534
Hispanic or Latino3437

Web Developer Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of web developer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of web developers is 30-40 years old, which represents 42% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Web Developer Age

Web Developer YearsPercentages
40+ years36%
30-40 years42%
20-30 years22%

Types of Web Developer Degree Levels

The most common degree for web developers is bachelor's degree 71% of web developers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 14% and rounding it off is associate degree with 11%.

  • Bachelors, 71%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 11%
  • High School Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 2%

Web Developers By Education

Web Developer DegreePercentages
Bachelors71%
Masters14%
Associate11%
High School Diploma2%
Other Degrees2%

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Web Developer Wage Gap By Education

Web developers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $90,143 annually. With a Bachelors degree, web developers earn a median annual income of $86,017 compared to $77,701 for web developers with an Associate degree.
$93,000
$90,000
$87,000
$84,000
$81,000
$78,000
$75,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$90,143
Bachelor's Degree$86,017
Some College/ Associate Degree$77,701

Web Developer Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where web developers work. We found most web developers work for a public company. In addition, the industry that employs the most web developers is the technology industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire web developers.

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Web Developer Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees2%
50 - 100 employees1%
100 - 500 employees6%
500 - 1,000 employees10%
1,000 - 10,000 employees32%
> 10,000 employees50%

The Types Of Companies Web Developer Work In

Employees with the web developer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most web developers prefer to work at public companies over private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Web Developer Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education16%
Public54%
Private29%
Government1%

Top Industries Hiring Web Developers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ web developers. Those industries include technology, professional and finance.

Fortune 500

Technology

Education

Finance

Professional

Web Developer Turnover And Employment Statistics

Web Developer Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of web developers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Web Developer Unemployment Rate By Year

YearWeb Developer Unemployment Rate
20106.83%
20116.20%
20124.69%
20135.98%
20144.44%
20155.01%
20163.71%
20174.10%
20183.35%
20193.70%

The Average Number of Years That Web Developer Stay in a Job

By looking over 43,863 web developers resumes, we figured out that the average web developer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Web Developer Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year33%
1-2 years36%
3-4 years10%
5-7 years12%
8-10 years4%
11+ years5%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Web Developers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to web developers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Project & E-Commerce Manager7.66%82,620
Senior Telecommunications Analyst7.80%1,404
Web Developer7.86%
Database Technician8.31%25,670
Computer Systems Administrator8.39%136,907
Support Specialist Lead9.71%123,570
Senior Computer Scientist20.69%68,226

Web Developer LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Project & E-Commerce Manager7.66%82,620
Senior Telecommunications Analyst7.80%1,404
Database Technician8.31%25,670
Computer Systems Administrator8.39%136,907
Support Specialist Lead9.71%123,570
Senior Computer Scientist20.69%68,226

Foreign Languages Spoken By Web Developers

The most common foreign language among web developers is Spanish at 33.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.9% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 10.8%.

  • Spanish, 33.0%
  • French, 10.9%
  • Chinese, 10.8%
  • Mandarin, 7.9%
  • Japanese, 6.1%
  • Other, 31.3%

Web Developer Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish33.0%
French10.9%
Chinese10.8%
Mandarin7.9%
Japanese6.1%
Other31.3%

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Where Do Web Developers Earn The Most?

Web developers earn the most in Washington, where the average web developer salary is $96,384. The map here shows where web developers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most Web Developers?

By looking through more than 43,863 resumes, we found that the most popular places for web developers are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Web Developers

Number Of Web Developer Jobs By State

Where Are Web Developers In High Demand?

Web developers are in high demand in New York, NY. There are currently 56 job openings for web developers here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country web developers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Web Developer Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Web Developers Are Female?

25.3% of web developers are female in the United States. This is -2.7 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female web developers has decreased by -1.1 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 61,089 female web developers in the U.S. and 180,373 male web developers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 241,462 people with the specific job title of web developer and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Web Developer Are There In The Us?

There are over 106,309 Web Developers in the United States.

What Percentage Of Web Developers Are Black?

5.9% of Web Developers are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Web Developers?

Most a are White, with 64.6% of Web Developers belonging to this ethnicity. 15.4% of Web Developers are Asian, 11.1% of Web Developers are Hispanic or Latino, 5.9% of Web Developers are Black or African American, 2.7% of Web Developers are Unknown, and 0.3% of Web Developers are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Web Developer Jobs Male - Dominated ?

Yes, Web Developer jobs are male - dominated. 78% of Web Developers are male, and 21% are female, so there are more male Web Developers than female Web Developers in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Web Developer ?

The average Web Developer is 37 years old. 36% of Web Developers are 40+ years old or older, 42% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 22% are between 20-30 years old

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