Web Developer Statistics and Facts in the US

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 320,709 web developers currently employed in the United States.
  • 23.6% of all web developers are women, while only 69.4% are men.
  • The average age of an employed web developer is 35 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of web developers is White (65.8%), followed by Asian (14.1%) and Hispanic or Latino (10.2%).
  • The majority of web developers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.
  • Web developers are most in-demand in Washington, DC.
  • Web developers are paid an average annual salary of $72,539.
  • Seattle, WA pays an annual average wage of $84,778, the highest in the US.
  • Web developers average starting salary is $55,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 96% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid web developers earn as much as $94,000 or more.
  • Washington is the best state for web developers to live.
  • Web developers are more likely to work at public companies in comparison to private companies.

Web Developer Statistics By Gender

Among web developers, 23.6% of them are women compared to 69.4% which are men.

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  • Male, 69.4%
  • Female, 23.6%
  • Unknown, 7.0%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Male
69.4%
Female
23.6%
Unknown
7.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Web Developer

Women Earn 96¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$71,820
female-income
Female Income
$69,115

Web Developer Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
79%
77%
74%
72%
69%
67%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
72.33%
27.67%
2009
72.36%
27.64%
2010
72.23%
27.77%
2011
72.41%
27.59%
2012
72.94%
27.06%
2013
73.44%
26.56%
2014
73.58%
26.42%
2015
73.58%
26.42%
2016
74.13%
25.87%
2017
73.93%
26.07%
2018
73.82%
26.18%

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, senior data center engineer and senior windows engineer have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Informatics Nurse Specialist14%82%
Clinical Support Specialist21%73%
Clinic Administrator23%72%
Web Developer69%24%
Computer Mechanic93%2%
Senior Windows Engineer93%4%
Senior Data Center Engineer96%2%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Senior Data Center Engineer
Senior Windows Engineer
Computer Mechanic
Web Developer
Clinic Administrator
Clinical Support Specialist
Informatics Nurse Specialist
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Web Developer Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among web developers is White, which makes up 65.8% of all web developers. Comparatively, there are 14.1% of the Asian ethnicity and 10.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 65.8%
  • Asian, 14.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.2%
  • Black or African American, 6.1%
  • Unknown, 3.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.3%
Job Title
Web Developer RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
65.8%
Asian
14.1%
Hispanic or Latino
10.2%
Black or African American
6.1%
Unknown
3.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%

Web Developer Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among web developers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
71.24%
4.48%
13.82%
6.92%
2011
70.14%
4.23%
14.26%
8.36%
2012
69.90%
5.49%
13.69%
7.82%
2013
70.31%
6.04%
13.28%
7.43%
2014
69.72%
5.64%
13.72%
8.05%
2015
67.56%
5.51%
14.68%
8.63%
2016
67.35%
4.88%
15.31%
9.27%
2017
66.36%
5.18%
15.34%
10.04%
2018
65.77%
6.10%
14.08%
10.21%

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 $67,693.
$76,000
$74,000
$72,000
$70,000
$68,000
$66,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$71,615
White$70,088
Black or African American$67,771
Asian$75,172
Hispanic or Latino$67,693

Average Age of a Web Developer

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

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Unknown
33
29
White
36
33
Black or African American
37
34
Asian
33
33.5
Hispanic or Latino
33
32.5

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 40% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Web Developer YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
28%
30-40 years
40%
40+ years
32%

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%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 71%
  • Masters, 14%
  • Associate, 11%
  • High School Diploma, 2%
  • Other Degrees, 2%
Job Title
Web Developer DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
71%
Masters
14%
Associate
11%
High School Diploma
2%
Other Degrees
2%

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Web Developer Wage Gap By Education

Web developers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $74,224 annually. With a Bachelors degree, web developers earn a median annual income of $71,820 compared to $65,815 for web developers with an Associate degree.
$76,000
$74,000
$72,000
$70,000
$68,000
$66,000
$64,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Master's Degree$74,224
Bachelor's Degree$71,820
Some College/ Associate Degree$65,815

Web Developer Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ web developers. We found that the most common company type is public. 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.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
4%
50 - 100 employees
1%
100 - 500 employees
7%
500 - 1,000 employees
6%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
34%
> 10,000 employees
49%

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.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
15%
Public
51%
Private
33%
Government
1%

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, education and finance.

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Technology

Fortune 500

Finance

Education

Professional

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Technology
23%
Fortune 500
22%
Finance
8%
Education
8%
Professional
6%
Retail
5%
Media
4%
Telecommunication
4%
Manufacturing
4%
Health Care
3%
Insurance
3%
Hospitality
2%
Internet
1%
Transportation
1%
Automotive
1%
Utilities
1%
Construction
1%
Start-up
1%
Non Profits
1%
Real Estate
1%

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
YearascdescWeb Developer Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
6.83%
2011
6.20%
2012
4.69%
2013
5.98%
2014
4.44%
2015
5.01%
2016
3.71%
2017
4.10%
2018
3.35%

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%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
33%
1-2 years
36%
3-4 years
10%
5-7 years
12%
8-10 years
4%
11+ years
5%

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%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 33.0%
  • French, 10.9%
  • Chinese, 10.8%
  • Mandarin, 7.9%
  • Japanese, 6.1%
  • Other, 31.3%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
33.0%
French
10.9%
Chinese
10.8%
Mandarin
7.9%
Japanese
6.1%
Other
31.3%

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Web Developer Heatmaps

The amount you can make as a web developer can depend on where you live. For example, the highest salary of web developers is $74,226. Use our chart to find out where that salary is located.

Where Do Web Developers Earn The Most?

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

Where Are Web Developers Located?

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

Number of Web Developers

Where Are Web Developers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country web developers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings